If you're an iPad-owning subscriber to the dead tree versions of Time, Sports Illustrated, or Fortune you've had a pretty frustrating ride lately. Namely: you've had to pay twice for largely the same content. Until today, that is.

Time Inc. and Apple have come to an agreement wherein subscribers to Time Inc. magazines will be able to read the iPad versions of those magazines for free. At least until the two companies sort out a viable digital subscription model, it's a way better proposition than having to pay for one issue at a time. Hopefully, though, that "until" won't last very long. [WSJ]