Comment 54407

By wentworthst (anonymous) | Posted January 04, 2011 at 11:53:14

Bravo.

I will point out again here, they only praised "websites" that are not a business. For me this came the same day as a Managing Editor wrote me:

"...you don’t have permission to use our content, excerpted or otherwise. It would be best for you to simply remove Spectator content from your site."

...just for using any of TheSpecs.com's 300-odd Add-This options OR any Google News aggregation method at a blog with no ads.

They are most scared we are going to put together a business plan that will legitimize "digital media" and end an "analog media" monopoly.

But I'm one who is now coming for them. And will pay for writers, without all the aging infrastructure and union baggage to drag us down.

I realize 150 years ago someone named that Metroland ad-printing venue, but this a company that sells us our own wounds. These days, I think they stab us just to cover that bleeding.

We don't have to respect that, now its just a grim private business-plan at work (and probably losing money at that).

It doesn't serve my neighbours or my local businesses, so we don't even see them anymore. Its not an "institution"... They just drop off that crap for the blue-box.

Comment edited by wentworthst on 2011-01-04 11:56:17

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