By: Oh, News!
10 Things the NY Times Could’ve Bought with the Money They Spent to Create a Paywall
Not Google in its current state. That'd be ridiculous. But before it became the owner of planet earth, Google was just a fresh-faced web start-up. One that cost approximately 25 million bucks to get off the ground. So, basically, the seeds of world domination cost about half as much as it does to annoy the loyal readers of the most respected newspaper on the planet.
2. 2,666,666 Monthly Subscriptions
It costs 15 bucks a month for those too lazy to figure out a workaround for this paywall. So if it cost $40 million, it will take 2,666,666 subscriptions for them to break even. ‘
3. 20 Million Ice Cream Cones
4. Lebron James For Three Years
5. The Situation For Eight Years
Ugh. I hate typing this, but the Situation makes eight million bucks a year. Pretty hefty wages being doled out at the gross factory, I guess. But alas, the guy's raking it in. So put him to good use. Put him on staff, force him to write an Ann Landers-esque column giving out advice to aspiring assholes. ‘
6. The Social Network
8. The Pittsburgh Pirates
Don't know why you'd want 'em. But their payroll is $34 million bucks. Take 'em. Don't take them. Whatever, Pittsburgh won't notice. ‘
9. 4.141 Billion Yen
You don't even have to do anything with it. You can just put it in a room and call it the Yen Room. Or better yet, just donate it to Japan. They need it more than you do. Every paywall you build pretty much means $40 million you didn't give to Japan. ‘
10. 25 Submarines from Hammacher Schlemmer
All of them go to Paul Krugman. All of them.