[LINK] Shirky: Murdoch's Times paywall is pretty much like all the other paywalls
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Nov 9 21:39:42 AEDT 2010
At 09:26 PM 9/11/2010, Kim Holburn you wrote:
> > The classic description of a commodity market uses milk. If you
> own the only cow for 50 miles, you can charge usurious rates ...
I heard an interview with the publisher or editor of the Guardian.
They were talking about the News paywall and how it didn't work the
way they thought it would. Paper sales went down. Paywall subs were
something under 20,000. But the Guardian has something like
16,000,000 readers. Which do you think advertisers would buy into?
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