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2000-12-28 14:28:31+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Via pretty much everywhere, Evan Williams on paying for web content. Micropayments seem pretty much dead. Per use pricing died with DiVX, even if ASPs are having trouble catching up with the consumer market. Explorations of Eric's recent link to Voyeurweb lead me to Redclouds, an amateur porn site which charges $20/year, non-recurring. If the net is truly going to revolutionise publishing, and I think it is actually cheaper to put up a web page than to try to print a paper 'zine, then prices which reflect that reality are a necessity. And, yes, this means you English majors who thought the .com world was going to mean you could make $150k/year are having to look at similar job prospects to those you went into school with. Deal.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:51+00 by: baylink

Note that "non-recurring" doesn't mean "it doesn't cost any more", it means "you have to re-up manually next year"...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:51+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yes, but this is a huge[Wiki] break from standard porn site (and other similarly ethical businesses, such as AOL) practice.