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March 22, 2011

The NYet Times Pricing = Dumbth

The New York Times paywall is like the French tax system: expensive, utterly complicated, disconnected from the reality and designed to be bypassed....
The New York Times’ pricing structure, the fact that it is also designed to protect the paper’s physical circulation, the paywall’s porosity all complicate projections. One thing is sure: $35 a month ($420/year) to view the online paper on three devices is ridiculous, not matter how elitist the target group is fantasized to be. -- NYTimes’ “Fair” Prices | Monday Note

Posted by Vanderleun at March 22, 2011 8:16 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I have no knowledge of the French Tax system, and have no desire to aquire any. I prefer to look at the NYT new paywall as a representation of one of their favorite causes, ie, taxing the rich (surely they don't expect poor people to pay). I will be watching to see how well their policy works.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at March 22, 2011 2:27 PM

This paywall is no different than the pay-stalls in railroad stations, where one deposits coins to view unflushed toilets.

Posted by: Peccable at March 22, 2011 3:16 PM

I've brought this up before, but can someone tell me how to permanently fix my American Digest link so that I can read these posts that I love? About half of them come across with some weird kind of lettering/font that renders the post unintelligible. I Love My AD and want to See!

Posted by: David at March 22, 2011 4:35 PM

It's an elegant way of going out of business.

Posted by: ahem at March 23, 2011 11:08 AM

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