First, I was struck that two comics, on the same day, both making the same point: Newspapers are dumb (perhaps book publishers, too) to give away their content for free.
Second, that point (aside from not being funny, either time) is such an old, worn out, answer!
Some well-known facts:
- Information, especially news, needs to be on the internet; that’s where people look. (Newspaper readership is down, down, down.)
- People don’t like paying for internet content; that model doesn’t work.
- Resisting or just ignoring change doesn’t make things stay the same.
Instead of rehashing statements older than yesterday’s news, read this forward-thinking look at the publishing revolution for some hope of a positive solution. (I offered some brief commentary on the piece last month.)