Pay Wall. It’s a term that strikes fear into some, inspires vitriol in others and to a certain corner of the internet it just reeks of desperation and deserves nothing but ridicule. Anyone who follows developments online will have heard by now that the Times have introduced a pay wall for their website TimesOnline. It’s a bold move and it’s certainly generated a lot of controversy and comment. Other news outlets scoff at the thought of it but Rupert Murdoch and News International have pulled off similar tricks in the past with Pay Per View TV and cable subscription services.
Move with the Times?
But can the same old tricks work on the internet? It’s a completely different medium from publishing and television, and people don’t feel the same way about paying to read articles on their laptop screens in 2010 as they did about paying to read something on paper in 1990. It’s tough to charge for something that people can get for cheaper (or free) elsewhere. Take laptop adapters and chargers; now that we can compare prices at the touch of a button, it makes no sense to pay more for a high quality sony vaio vgn-nw11s adapter or a li shin ac adaptor when you can get it cheaper elsewhere.
At Laptop Power UK we understand that the internet is the most competitive marketplace that’s ever existed and that there’s no pulling the wool over our customers eyes when it comes to laptop adaptors and laptop lcd screens that’s why we offer the highest quality merchandise at the best prices around with delivery options to suit any timescale or budget. If the pay-wall works for the Times it could change the way we pay for news online, but you can guarantee that at Laptop Power UK you’ll always get the best prices for the best products.
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