Great essay from Kottke on patronage-based business models for web content. I think that donation-based & paywall-free patronage models will be the only successful business model for web content going forward.

kottke.org/17/12/unlocking-the

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See also the recent move from the Volokh group from WaPo to Reason, citing the same problems with anti-paywall preferences being the driving force behind their move:

reason.com/volokh/2017/12/13/w

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