Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Read All About It

After much fanfare and fumbling, the New York Times instituted a “digital subscription” service, which basically limits on-line readers to the amount of free stuff they can get from the paper. (Not to worry here; I have a subscription to the Sunday paper.) The Onion summed it up nicely:

In a move that media executives, economic forecasters, and business analysts alike are calling “extremely bold,” NYTimes.com put into place a groundbreaking new business model today in which the news website will charge people money to consume the goods and services it provides.

Brilliant.