Digital Publishing and Longevity

Gabe argues The Magazine is the future of publishing:

The Internet is a time capsule. It captures and preserves our hopes and fears, creating a record of our culture. Newspapers and magazines have served that purpose for generations. If we are truly moving to a digital publishing model, it would be a shame to lose that record through in app purchases.

I couldn’t agree more. Writing being both paid-for and exclusive for a limited time, then free for all is a sound model in the digital age.

Is there a place for paid-only, exclusive content? Certainly. But how far into the future will the words be preserved?