goes live.
May 23, 2000 1:18 PM   Subscribe goes live. is the latest attempt to have people pay for non-porn, non-financial information on the web. The site is currently in "Sneak Preview" mode and is the brainchild of Kurt Anderson (of Spy Magazine fame).
posted by icathing (3 comments total)
This actually is financial information, of a type-it's an entertainment industry magazine. If it proves valuable, I'm sure many companies will pay for subscriptions for the appropriate employees, just as they pay to subscribe to print trade magazines. The fact that they're offering a trial subscription will only help.
posted by Electric Elf at 2:17 PM on May 23, 2000

If they don't get rid of the goddamned 0-second redirect I'm going to hunt them down and tickle them to death.

Ghod I hate those.

So, how do we blog it, if it's a pay site? ;-)
posted by baylink at 3:22 PM on May 23, 2000

Heh. The last time SPY resurfaced (Joe Queenan, I think, running it), I was enticed to buy a subscription for FOREVER, it must have been 5 years. For some reason I took it (it was, like, 20 cents an issue or something), and when SPY finally bit the dust, it became a sub to P.O.V. (a lesser-known men's magazine). When that folded, it became a sub to GQ, which perplexed me when it arrived because I would never have gotten GQ on my own. It finally runs out in July, according to my label ...
posted by dhartung at 8:16 AM on May 24, 2000

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