Yeah, that's a hazard for knitters. I'm forever printing them out so I can read them at my leisure. I have a file cabinet with a ton of patterns, too. I still print them.
Fortunately, I usually toss them if I don't think I'll use them, but I still end up with a bunch that I'll need to live to be 200 to actually do...and that's only if I don't print anymore. I also store the ones I can on my computer).