In a rather pathetic attempt to make money Macworld magazine has launched a subscription model to their website, it gives you all the features that they should be giving everyone for free already (except the ad free part) along with this little gem:

Special community status and features. Members of Macworld Insider receive a special Insider badge on every post they make in the Macworld Forums.

Yay a special badge for only $40 a year!

Among the new features here are the ones that they should already be offering for all readers of the site:

  • Full-text RSS feeds
  • Back-issue magazine archive
  • One-page article view

Given the stupidity of this I felt compelled to post about it.

Posted by Ben Brooks