Columnists : Dave Barry — on (and why the “free” Web site subscription model should die),

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I would post a link on my blog to Dave Barry however, his home newspaper the Miami Herald chooses to use a sign up to receive greater access to his column. Additional “benefits” are described as “Offers from our partner Cool Savings“.

This is what is wrong with the Internet. I start reading Dave’s “Year End In Review” and because I have exceeded some arbitrary number of pages on the Herald’s Web site I am repeatedly shown a sign-up form. How utterly annoying! Not only this but, because of this subscription model, Dave’s blog is merely a list of links to news items sent by his astute readers. Boring.

Guess, I’ll catch Dave’s column in the local paper. Thanks anyway!


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