Journalism

by Mike Masnick


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dilbert, paywall



Dilbert Takes On The Paywall

from the destroying-revenue dept

As a few of you have sent in, it looks like Scott Adams isn't a huge fan of paywalls, and has expressed that with his latest Dilbert strip:
Dilbert.com
It's a nice way to put things succinctly: setting up a paywall equals destroying revenue... I think this is actually a point that gets ignored by many defenders of the paywall. They think that any revenue earned from a paywall is incremental, as if implementing (and then managing) a paywall doesn't have tremendous costs. The maintenance side is one thing, but the real cost is opportunity cost in ceding the future to other publications.

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    nasch (profile), 11 May 2011 @ 8:39pm

    Re: Pot / Kettle much?

    Pretty rich for someone who used to have their comic archive locked up behind a subscription paywall himself.

    Even if the paywall was his decision, isn't that exactly the sort of person who would criticize paywalls? Someone who had tried it and found it doesn't work?

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