The Internet is for data

On Friday, I promised to explain my thinking about the Internet, paywalls, and journalism. And I've decided to do it through a series of posts building on each other. This is the first in that series. And I hoping to lay out a broad case of what the Internet is good for as a way of making the case for why news and media has developed as it has. When this series of posts is over, the conclusion I think I will come to is that paywalls are the future of journalism.

Here goes
The virtual world
I want to start out with the obvious. The Internet isn't 'real'. It is virtual. And by that I mean that the Internet is basically an extension of other forms of non-direct communication that have become ever more sophisticated over time.

You've got five senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight. A...


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