The Readability Experiment

Richard Ziade, on the Readability blog:

Ad-based models continue to erode, and the online subscription programs of many commercial publishers have yet to take off. For publishing to have a healthy future, we need to find better ways of paying for the content we value. Readability's publisher payment plan was one such attempt-the first of many, we hope.

They're holding onto $150,000 in "unclaimed" money.