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  •  Although that probably requires a (1+ / 0-)
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    Susan from 29

    Conversion cost and maybe elimination of ads.  The only thing you have to pay for if you're not e-book users is if you want Crosswords, which are free for subscribers....

    "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

    by skywaker9 on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 01:34:30 PM PDT

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    •  It would have to cover the elimination of ads, (0+ / 0-)

      but don't those publications already exist in a digital format?  So how much more could it cost to make it ebook ready?  Or are ebook readers paying part of the freight for the paper's internet presence?

      It just strikes me as a drive to collect more excess profits for the ones at the top.

      And after all of this time, that still annoys me.

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