Subject: Re: Mandatory donations or build from CVS...
From: Bernard Lang <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 13:23:43 +0200

On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 06:27:25PM -0000, Seth Gordon wrote:
>    > When Salon started moving its more interesting stuff to its "Salon
>    > Premium" pages, I asked myself: "Is access to the content of Salon
>    > worth the cost of subscribing?"  About five seconds later, I answered:
>    > "No."  Salon doesn't owe me anything, and I don't owe them anything.
>    you asked the wrong question.  Is it worth supporting diversity and
>    multiplicity of information sources on the internet, or is it
>    acceptable to let them die one by one, until what is left is
>      - by subscription anyway
>      - the lowest quality, because that is what will interest a larger public
> Salon is not a charity.  Salon is a corporation that received heaps of
> money from investors who expected a share of the corporation's
> profits.  They invested unwisely.  I have no interest in helping bail
> them out.

where did I talk of charity ? ... I am only motivated by self-interest


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