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October 28, 2003

A new weblog milestone.

Yesterday Josh Marshall, the author of one of the most popular and insightful political blogs, posted an initial request for donations so he could go on the road to cover the NH Primary. He expected it to be a long haul to raise enough to cover his expenses.

Today, before he's even had a chance to make a real budget for the project, he's received more money than he'll need. Almost $5,000 contributed in less than 24 hrs.

This is great. It shows how people are getting used to the idea that some things on the net are worth paying for. It's also a wonderful example of the "patronage" model, which I expect is gonna be a big part of the way things get paid for in the future.

Posted by jghiii at October 28, 2003 11:06 AM
Posted by: Steve Garfield on October 28, 2003 11:49 AM

Where can we donate money to send you away?


Posted by: jgh on October 28, 2003 11:55 AM

Ah... old friends... What would we do without them?

Posted by: dave on October 28, 2003 12:49 PM


I remember reading a piece last spring about a space elevator NASA is developing...

I think they need more funds for R&D......

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