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24 October 2005



I agree, there is room for premium content on the internet. For the medium term, I think it is important to the information industry that there is premium content. Since the medium removes the cost of warehousing, printing and distribution we are getting closer to the true value of the content and to a degree the presentation they come in.

Evidently, if the publication's President can email you and offer reduced rates for your business we are not at the absolute true value, but we are getting closer.


This is a very interesting post. I had never really thought about how much stuff we get free and how much we take if for granted. On campus we can get a free copy of USA Today and the Birmingham news paper and we are often handed free stuff while going to class. This is normally items that we like but just wouldn’t usually buy.

I definitely agree with you that it all comes down to perceived value of something. There are a lot of things I do or have that I wouldn’t if I had to pay for it such as online research, facebook and other various things. I would just do research at the library and just not sign up for things like facebook if it was going to cost my money.

That was good customer relations on part of the Wall Street Journal. I am sure they have a lot of customers who go back and forth if they want to renew their subscription because of the price and not because they didn’t like the publication anymore. And then with a simple personal letter and a discount they can be persuaded to renew.

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