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Posted Feb 5, 2004 13:28 UTC (Thu) by amh
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People should be having an easier time finding jobs. Our President says so, so It Must Be True.
Thankfully, this is an un-common example of US-centric thinking in LWN's pages. Please don't consider only the economic situation in the States when deciding on future commercial directions. (I live in the U.K.)
I have always chosen my subscription level based on my economic situation. I think that I have behaved "ethically" whenever I have done this. LWN has to choose a balance between encouraging people's sense of fair play, and going for the market model. I would suggest that the subscription model worked, when it was initially needed, at least partly because of people's sense of fair play.
Having said all that, I am happy with this first differentiation between "Professional level" and others. Mind you, this is partly because I have never wanted the facility :) I also wouldn't think it unfair to delay a "starving hacker's" access to the new issue by twenty-four hours. I do hope, however, that some advantages will accrue to the middle subscription level as well.
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