I'm rooting for this experiment and for the Daily Dish. I think it's ambitious, and I'm excited to see how it turns out.
But this post left me wondering two things:
1. What's so groundbreaking about moving to a subscription model? Publishing has been supported by subscriptions for centuries. Didn't the internet promise better options — and more of them — than just 'good will' donations?
2. What does it say about how our relationship with advertising is shifting that Andrew was so quick to drop ads in favor of fewer distractions and less oversight? Something tells me there's more at play here than that — there are plenty of ways to create a better "total reader experience."