Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
It's reasonable to charge for a paper edition, since it costs a significant amount to produce/distribute one. It is not reasonable to sell someone else's freely available online content. And I regard SONY's selling classics as just as bad.
And that's the whole point, Amazon hasn't offered the choice to be able to download and convert Newsweek (or any other online news source) on my computer and then transfer it to my Kindle if I prefer that to paying for its delivery. And no I'm not implying SONY is any better.
Yes, they did. Yes, you can. It's called Mobipocket Desktop Reader.
Can you get all the content from Newsweek.com? I don't know. But it's there, it's free, and it can sync to your Kindle (if you have Desktop 6.0).