It's even worse than it appears.
Tuesday June 23, 2020; 7:58 AM EDT
  • I want an E-Z Pass for news. #
  • Not micropayments. Tolls instead of paywalls. #
  • If I don't have an E-Z Pass, no access. If I do, it's seamless.#
  • Suppose one month I spend $84 to read stories on The Atlantic. They can make me an offer to subscribe. Look dude, you're wasting money. Let us help you.#
  • That's a lot nicer than -- hey asshole you can't read this article unless you subscribe. #
  • This is called marketing. A little romance with your sales pitch. 🌻#

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You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)