walkman - 10:15 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0) * if google uses this idea, I want #1 spot (for my site) for at least six months :)
it does suck for them but I don't see this going anywhere. Here's a free* idea: Google News does iTunes did, provide all the news (full stories) for a monthly fee and then pays the newspapers a certain amount. There's no way enough people will pay $5 to Nytimes, $5 to Wash Post, $5 to Usa Today etc. etc, but one could pay let's say $10 a month to read stories from about 200 papers.
* if google uses this idea, I want #1 spot (for my site) for at least six months :)