25 Trends That People Will Think Are Stupid in 20 Years

2. Internet Paywalls

What Your Son Will Say: You used to pay for that stuff?
What We Say: No, we didn't, little one. We just found the link on HuffPo or Gawker. We appreciate the New York Times and any other outfit that wants to maintain a high standard and still pay writers, but it just isn't sustainable.

Sure, the NY Times paywall is technically working, but we'd like to see the age breakdowns of who's subscribing. Chances are, twenty-somethings don't make up a significant percentage of paid users. The time of paying for content is over. Some readers just don't know that yet.

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