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New York Times Digital

April 10th, 2006 · No Comments

New York Magazine suggests that the paper should ditch print and go all-digital:

It should abandon newsprint and force everyone to the Web. It should make a stand against Google, using its About.com divisionsomething with real growth, and which is actually working out despite the $410 million in debt taken down to buy the thingto lead the way. Maybe it should even take the revolutionary step of blocking Google from accessing its content, something no one else is willing to do. Or maybe it should at least say, This is the deal: You want our stuff, you must share much more with us than you are willing to share with others. It is worth it to preserve value for the future, to make it so our kids dont think, Let me go to Google for all the news thats fit to print. Heck, in another couple of years they wont even know that the New York Times exists as anything but private-label news source for an Internet portal.

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