The Maginot Line would have been a perfect defense in World War I. It didn’t help much in the second war.
Analogously, there was a perfect paywall in the pre-Internet news business, the physical product of a newspaper. There is no equivalent in the new distribution system.
Dave also draws some parallels between local papers and Groupon, a site that’s recently come to Worcester.
I went from “I don’t have time for another stupid website” to “Please, Groupon, how can I give you my money?” in about 2 days. The kicker for me was today’s offer of cheap Bikram yoga classes. If you feel that yoga’s not yoga unless sweat is pouring off your body, check it out.