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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 12:00:03 +0000
From: Martin Snow <[log in to unmask]>
To: Judith Winters <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Internet Archaeology Pricing policy - A New Model ?
I have followed this topic with interest.
This may be the warning shot, a precursor to a new model of access to
We are all accustomed to going into a library and picking up to read a 'hard'
copy of whatever takes our fancy.
We are starting to like moving our mouse (or whatever) over the link, clicking
and having instant 'free!' access on our desktops etc. Ideal when it is raining
or cold, or where the only copy of that rare publication is at the other end of
Information, in it's published form, costs, governments and big business make
their propaganda available free, the rest has to be paid for somehow.
It is a shock of realisation that even the internet has a cost.
Are we seeing the end of the 'Loss Leader' syndrome, we have you addicted 'Now
you WILL Pay!'
There is no simple answer, but we need to be remember that the accountants, who
now seem to run the world, are going to want their cut eventually.
This is not in anyway a criticism of Internet Archaeology, they are trying to
tackle what is for them a very difficult issue.
Judith Winters wrote:
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> Originally posted to the intarch-interest list
> The Journal team have been following the discussion of the introduction of
> individual subscriptions to Internet Archaeology with considerable