"Walled gardens":Semi-permeable is the way to go

Fred Wilson illustrates the flaws in the NYT’s TimesSelect scheme, but I disagree with his assertion that all news content should be free.

The story itself should be free, Googlable and linkable.

But a service within that pushes you only the content and advertising that you find relevant? That’s priceless. And worth paying for.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.