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Back list: The WSJ reports that Louis Border (of the famous book chain, Borders, and infamous dotcom fiasco, Webvan) is launching a service called Keep Media that will allow magazine publishers to sell archival articles to subscribers who pay $4.95 per month. He claims to have 140+ publications in the database. Sort of a poor-man’s Lexis-Nexis. Worth keeping an eye on for publishers (as a revenue source) and readers (as another resource). Worth following also to see if the “business model” works for him this time.