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just enough to be dangerous

Daring Fireball: Pay Walls


If the Times and/or Post were to erect a pay wall, I see things playing out as follows: they lose most of their readers; ad revenue declines accordingly; the revenue they make from readers who do pay won’t even make up for the lost ad revenue; and so by switching from free to paid access they’d actually sink further into the red.

Daring Fireball: Pay Walls

This seems so obviously true to me, I find it surprising that it keeps coming up. I wish they'd just do it, and collapse, so that something sensible can take the place of the broken old media. Oh, and if you wouldn't mind taking down the music and film industries while you're there, that would be great, thanks.

Free Space to Three Gigabytes | Matt Mullenweg


Over on wordpress.com,

... everyone’s free upload space has been increased 60x from 50mb to 3,000mb.

I can't help but feel that this is a step in the wrong direction for a blogging platform. The assumption is that you're using your blog to manage your media. I would only need that much space because there's no easy way to access the media in the places where I've already got it hosted. If I already use Flickr for my images, if I already use Viddler for my videos, why do I want to manage those media separately with my blog? [Yes, I chose to illustrate my point with the only two media silos implemented so far for Habari. It's only because I'm biased.]

Other than that, I'm sure it will make a lot of people happy.