I prefer printed. I can bookmark, dogear, or otherwise mark up the page and still find my content. I usually print out any instructions.
The book I just bought was written in 2006. You will be getting questions
as I work through it.
I just happen to be working on a couple of wedding gifts and helping a friend out with her daughter's wedding. Then start on XMAS. When the weather starts getting lousy is usually when I mess with computers that need tweaking.
I have to see if Skype works on 12.04. It certainly didn't in Mint 14.