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Joel McCotter
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I think this articulates the problems facing newspapers very well. The statement that reader subscriptions are not paying for the news itself, but rather the distribution model (printing presses, paper, delivery), showing the folly of a paywall in the online world, is a good one.

The other statement to take home is that newspapers no longer have a monopoly on aggregation (news, comics, horoscopes, classifieds, restaurant reviews, movie listings, etc). The newspaper industry missed the boat on providing these services to readers in the online world, which has greatly devalued the importance of newspapers in the life of the average person. You all know the various places you can find this information now, and the papers are never going to claw this back.

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This thing greeted us in the garden when we got home from our trip this weekend
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Lost in a lot of the news about Apple's new push into textbooks is the fact that a lot of the contractual terms for publishers and schools are very restrictive, and the intended effect is to lock these institutions into the Apple ecosystem. If I were an educational institution, this isn't a commitment I'd be willing to make.

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