John Gruber of Daring Fireball pointed me to a worthy idea of how news websites such as the New York Times can avoid paywalls but at the same time have a system that can help them generate new revenue. This option makes sense to me and is certainly something I might consider purchasing for sites I visited enough depending on the price points they used.
Business Class for News
I love this idea from Oliver Reichenstein: a premium “business class” level for news websites. Stop trying to figure out ways to block the flow of information with paywalls. Allow everyone the same access to the content — in the way that every passenger gets transported from A to B on an airplane — but allow people to pay for a superior experience.
via Daring Fireball. Link to full article: Information Architects – Business Class: Freemium for News?.