Friday, March 18, 2011

Fun With Numbers: New York Times Digital Subscriptions Edition | Platformonomics

Charles Fitzgerald provides more NYT insights (the dead-tree numbers below don’t include the 50% discount for the first 12 weeks, when paid by credit card):

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Net, keep the Weekday or Sunday-Only mountain of ink-smudged paper if you are living la vida multi-device.  I had really hoped to get rid of the newsprint altogether but I shouldn’t be paying more for near zero marginal cost product.

* How long before there is a GreaseMonkey script that adds a Twitter or Facebook referrer to every link on nytimes.com and everything is free again?

** The physical paper of course entails the wholesale pulping of forests, vast carbon emissions for home delivery, “paperboys” with inadequate health care insurance, overflowing land fills and customers with inky fingers.  I look forward to the editorial page thundering in dismay at the shortsightedness of this lamentable capitalist organization.

Fun With Numbers: New York Times Digital Subscriptions Edition | Platformonomics

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