One step foward, one decade backward
: Adrian Holovaty took out after the Missourian’s PDFy online misstep and now Vin Crosbie piles on.
At the very least, before piling on, you should consider the economic reasons for offering a PDF version. A full PDF would allow a newspaper to qualify the download as circulation under the rules of the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) — and circulation profoundly affects the advertising rate a newspaper can charge.
So, allow the newspaper to offer both a PDF and an internet version and let it rest.
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