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  •  I resent the way many news websites are (5+ / 0-)

    requiring payment now--especially when I contemplate how even if I pay up, I will still be required to watch commercials every 5th article or whatever. The Washpost wasnts $9.99 every 4 weeks, and someone more astute than I pointed out that's 13 payments a year, not 12. Bastards.

    •  The WaPo seems not to have caught on yet. (2+ / 0-)
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      Involuntary Exile, elwior

      Certainly, they haven't adjusted their coverage to better serve the citizenry.

      Obamacare at your fingertips: 1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325

      by hannah on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 04:20:38 AM PST

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      •  Part of the reason I haven't signed up with them. (1+ / 0-)
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        lcrp

        I also think the nation's newspaper site ought to be free, but perhaps I'm being naive.

        •  Nickle and diming is a great waste of time. (0+ / 0-)

          Money is a good accounting mechanism and feed-back is necessary to improve quality and service. However, when the profit/accumulation motive takes over, the valuing component tends to get lost. Time is not money and money is not time. However, money does make it possible to overcome the limitations of time and space, saving time, which, for every one of us, is definitely in limited supply, though we don't, for the most part, know how much we have left. Which is why people who waste our time are doing us the worst disservice and people who waste our time are the people whom we should most resent.

          Obamacare at your fingertips: 1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325

          by hannah on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 05:27:00 AM PST

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        •  You're naive. (0+ / 0-)

          See my questions in another post about how you think they will maintain their operation without subscriptions and advertising.

    •  What business model do you propose (2+ / 0-)
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      Involuntary Exile, Fury

      for the WaPo and other news gathering companies?  How do you imagine they will pay their staff and maintain whatever infrastructure that staff needs?

      Whatever you do for a living, should it be given away for free?

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