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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
And the eyes they were / a colour I can't remember / which says more / from verse to verse
— A.C. Newman, There are Maybe 10 or 12
March 16, 2005
Is Free Newspaper Content Dead?

The New York Times (free registration required) has a very interesting article online:
“A big part of the motivation for newspapers to charge for their online content is not the revenue it will generate, but the revenue it will save, by slowing the erosion of their print subscriptions,” Mr. Atwood said. “We’re in the midst of a long and painful transition.”

Ken Sands, the online publisher, who until a month ago was the managing editor of the print edition, said the paper decided to charge for the Web in an effort to save the print edition.

“We had the sense that a lot of people had canceled their print subscriptions because they could read the paper for free online…The online business model won’t ever be able to support the whole news infrastructure.”

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