Half surprised no one here mentions this ...
Micropayments - dunno, maybe $0.05 per view/visit/page ?
If not already able to do this, technically speaking, then we should be close, yes ?
Seems is The Way to go, and not try hold on to the old methods and models of past
Apple proved that already to the Music Industry
And not surprised in least this word gets used very little here in comments ...
Journalism, Journalist, etc
Are many 'reporters' and 'bloggers' and 'talkers' - Journalism is an Academic Pursuit
Doubt many of you under 50 have a true appreciation of the difference
Has been a concerted effort by the Mass Media Conglomerates to 'dumb down' our Culture
Makes their job easier - and all they really want anyway is to 'sell advertising'
But wasn't always like that - CBS News is good example
William Paley kept it independent, that's long gone and now we get a joke like Katie Couric
The New Media, like AppleInsider - must find some way to make enough to survive
Imagine they're making a little bit off ads, etc ... but doubt it's enough to call this a 'real job'
And, TY AppInsider - you're about only one left of the Mac Sites to keep that Journalism Standard
10 or so years ago was common with MacSurfer, MacMinute - and even VersionTracker
But many of the original founders are either dead, or sold out
Was nice when we could 'easily trust' the information, cause we could 'easily trust' the source
THAT is Journalism - and 'it' shows in the elegant/simple way of how info is presented
Don't have to think about it, or decipher it, or analyze it - it's just there, and easy to spot
Hummm - sounds like something Apple has always adhered to, yes ? (smile)
AppleInsider, and others, at some point will probably need to 'charge something' to stay in Biz
Let's hope it's that $0.05 per visit
With 7,000,000,000 potential customers every day
Would be LOT of nickels