On the future of LWN
Posted Jul 29, 2002 2:57 UTC (Mon) by showell
Parent article: On the future of LWN
Like others I want to express an appreciation of what LWN has provided over the years to me, and my desire to see it continue.
I agree $12k isn't going to last you long, and if you have to threaten to close every month to get this money it'll be a little ridiculous.
We know the subscription model works on the internet (one famous NY paper has proved that) but people must value the information - and it appears your readers do.
Can I suggest a payment model that my industry is looking at for electronic info delivery - prepaid micropayments. A payment of a few cents is made per viewed page from a small prepaid account. This account could be just a few dollars but, at say 5 or 10 cents per page this would allow access to a few issues before topping up is necessary.
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