Much as I like the Guardian(note no link to the Guardian!) .. they seem to be jumping on the subsidy bandwagon
Agree totally with Mike Arrington here
Let’s all be clear here. What Porter and Bragg want is a subsidy from Google. A sort of welfare tax on a profitable company so that they can continue to draw the paychecks they’ve become accustomed to. That isn’t going to happen, and all this hand wringing isn’t helping to move their respective industries toward a successful business model. They either need to adapt or die. And they’re choosing a very noisy and annoying death.
Maybe we should stop linking to old media?
How about they take a sabbatical from the web for a month and then see what happens?
Dont link to the likes of Billy Bragg(who is he???) Guardian(soon we may be asking the same question of the Guardian if they persist in this stupidity) – which is an exception from their more enlightened policies like Guardian open platform APIs etc .. and see if they get any coverage?
Also well worth reading: You can’t take the paper out of the newsstand