Salon is soon to launch Salon Premium. You pay them $30 a year, and in return you don’t have to look at ads and you get to see some yet to be announced premium content. I hope they don’t carve off existing content and put it behind the wall, because it will make my linking difficult. I’ll be kicking in the $30, not because I care about the ads but rather because I care about the future survival of Salon. It’s a bit disconcerting that all the ads I view at Salon every year don’t add up to $30 in revenue for them. No wonder all the content sites are dying.