A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2020 Mar 1, 13:22 -0800
I have re-tagged this thread as "OT" for off-topic. Last month, since NavList traffic was very low, I did not worry about off-topic or peripheral discussions, but we should wind this down. I apologize to those of you who are annoyed by this discussion. I do find that many NavList members live on the margins of the online world and often miss out on basic tricks, and I think there's some merit in occasional tips like this.
Finally, I am not worried about the financial success of most major news media sites like, for example, The Washington Post. WaPo is owned by Jeff Bezos, who has a personal net worth of something like $100 billion and was recently described as "far richer than anyone on the planet" (seems like hyperbole!) and the "wealthiest person in modern history" (but not inflation-adjusted). The poor man probably lost $10 billion last week but not a penny of it was driven by website subscriptions... It's actually a bit of a mystery: why does Bezos, who has clear political and public policy interests, insist on maintaining the financial independence of the WaPo? He could give away its content for free to all subscriibers and exploit his influence.