Fixing Instead of Breaking, Part Two - The Subscription Model - The Scholarly Kitchen
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"Whether information providers are media platforms, journals, books, news outlets, data aggregators, you name it, having a business model that aligns the interests of the consumer and producer makes more sense than those that invite exploitation.
While we’ve been focused on OA, the Internet’s major players have been quietly shifting in this direction themselves. The ala carte iTunes model is now the subscription Spotify model. The per-piece shipping model is now the Amazon Prime subscription model. The mainframe and installed software model is now the SaaS subscription model."