Archive for January 29th, 2008

An Advertiser-Supported Publishing Model

Every day, close to a pound of newprint, much of it covered with four-color printing, is delivered to my doorstep – in one of the most inefficient and labor-intensive ways possible – for something like $0.25 USD. To produce it, scores of well-paid employees labor twenty-four hours a day.

Locally, the retail price of this daily wad of paper has increased just once in the last decade, and at least in some cases the per-day cost of long-term subscriptions has actually decreased.

That’s the newspaper, though. The rest of the publishing world hasn’t followed suit.
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Published in: Geekiness, General | on January 29th, 2008 | 1 Comment »