I purposely let my BusinessWeek print subscription lapse last month. Or at least I thought I did. I talked to a representative on the phone and told them I didn't want to renew. I'm starting to think the rep I spoke with was playing the "la la la, I can't hear you" game.
I figured all BW's content is freely accessible on their website, so why pay for the subscription? I'd have to change my habits, grab all their RSS feeds and read through them at least once a week, but still, it's better than paying for the subscription.
I was supposed to be cut off after the 5/26 issue. I've received 3 more since, including the 6/16 one that just showed up on Saturday. My 5/26/08 subscription termination date is still printed on every cover. I wonder when it will end.
Better yet, I, along with probably every other BW subscriber, recently received an e-mail invitation to sit on "an exclusive BusinessWeek Market Advisory Board." The e-mail was from "Keith Fox, President, BusinessWeek." I couldn't resist sending a reply noting that I recently canceled my subscription and asking him if they don't check subscriber status before sending invitations like this. I haven't heard back, nor do I expect to.