Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Maybe Information Wants to Be Ad-Free?

We’re increasingly struck how advertising is dominated online by huge entities, and how compromising and time-consuming it could be for so few of us to try and lure big corporations to support us. We’re also mindful how online ads have created incentives for pageviews over quality content.

“The Dish” blogger Andrew Sullivan, explaining why his new site will be supported (for now) entirely by reader subscriptions/contributions


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”