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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
The internet as a business model - what's an internetter to do?
It included the following quote: "Newspapers, including this one, are weighing whether to ask online readers to pay for at least some of what they offer...Indeed, in the next several weeks, industry executives and analysts expect some publications to take the plunge."
The article goes on to detail how media outlets are hurting as we have moved towards file-sharing and advertising revenue has dropped. It includes several quotes on how "Quality content is not free" (thanks Mr. Murdoch) and "this free ride is drawing to a close."
This is my question, and maybe I'm way off - but am I not already paying? The internet costs me $60 every month that I pay for it...so what's up with this business model? And why does everyone keep saying that the internet is "free?"
And are you all going to be willing to pay $ for internet access, and then on top of that, also pay to surf each individual media outlet?