RSS you can charge for: 2012-11-22-CraigModSubcompactDisruptiveInnovationMagazinePublishing
Paul Carr is not convinced. (Books) don’t need to be constantly updated, week in week out. They don’t have — ugh — comments. As such, books — like music or movies — are perfectly suited for paid downloads. Magazines, on the other hand, have evolved into something far more interactive. The idea of a once-monthly (or weekly) collection of topical pictures and words, delivered as a 500mb file, without links or other interactive elements is anathema to the connected consumer... HTML-5 allows publishers to replicate almost all of the native app experience, without the gigantic downloads and many of the bells and whistles that consumers have shown themselves entirely uninterested in.