The Guardian’s launched a new membership scheme. Top ranking costs £540 a year to be a patron. Cheaper than membership of the London Library I believe.
Two questions arise. The first being that ever loved point, revealed preferences. They’ve done the focus groups, checked that everyone says this is a great idea, Oh Yes, I’ll sign up.
But what is the gap going to be (and there will be a gap, the only question is how large) between talk and coughing up the cash?
The second is, well, is it going to be worth it for me? After all, the paper does provide a near unlimited series of stories for me to chunter about and correct. Should I aid in the survival of the source of so much of my material?