Paul Carr, a popular tech writer, has had his column axed by the Guardian. This was announced, of course, via tweet:
The Twitterverse is suprised, and a little upset.
Guardian Technology editor queries the market:
There. He’s said it. The freemium model is broken (Murdoch would say “malfunctioning”). We can’t afford the freelancer, so how much would you pay for him?
“paid-for bundle”, eh? My, this is happening quickly.
Meanwhile, has Big Blog already made a pitch for the freelancer?
***UPDATE 21/07: Oh look, Carr did indeed join TechCrunch. Perhaps Arrington is deliberately cashing in on the Guardian’s losses – they haven’t exactly been seeing eye to eye recently. Also see here, here, here, here….***