“We plan to end the distribution of free Web content.”
That’s a direct quote from Tom Rutledge, CEO of Cablevision, which owns Newsday, the newspaper that covers Long Island, NY.
Here’s the whole story. It’s obvious that he and the powers-that-jerk-themselves-off high in the ivory towers of Cablevision have no concept of what the Internet is, or how users regard “content providers.”
As a friend of mine Twittered today, “Four years in new media taught me that people expect free online content. I predict Newsday will be sadly disappointed.”