I’m not so sure about your apologetic stance on Medium’s paywall. It’s just as bad as a paywall at the New York Times or Economist. It’s just as irritating for all the same reasons. Medium had this air of revolutionary promise when it started, but when the best they could come up with was a metered paywall and a staff layoff, the veneer of that promise was peeled away to reveal a paucity of innovation. I don’t think I’m alone in believing this, either. As more and more stories have been buried behind paywalls, we see the last four months have shown little to no growth in relative traffic:

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