The New York Times will stop charging for accessing parts of its web site including 20 years of archive (from 1987 onwards).
The reason is (I quote):
“The business model for advertising revenue, versus subscriber revenue, is so much more attractive. The hybrid model has some potential, but in the long run, the advertising side will dominate.”
Fantastic! Instead of making us pay, the New York Times will get its money from advertising.
As a corollary, is it possible to have a (paper) newspaper in 2007 which does not have a website with 100% free content? Will that be possible in 2010? I have my doubts.