Monday, September 19, 2005

Q: How much longer can the giveaway go on?

A: Not much longer.

The NY Times is now charging.

Seems that the Internet was for a brief moment the Marxist dream: each gives according to ability; each takes according to need. So, that I am a breathing consumer that likes to be in the know means that I got to read the NY Times for free all day long on the Internet. I guess the pricing model was such that my eyeballs has some value to some advertiser somewhere.

Well, that's all gone now. Yeah, the NY Times is still allowing you to read some content for free. But, the good stuff now costs $$$-- $7.95 a month or $49.95 a year.

I guess there are two realities in play here.
  1. There is no such thing a free lunch.
  2. Never say fifty dollars, when you can say $49.95.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

Untill there are no more problems left.

while(prob > 0)
solve();

return(0);

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wouldnt pay for the ny times content if you paid me to pay them for it.

9:03 AM  

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