“For many years, we were accused of tilting at tech windmills, but what was a solitary campaign, a quixotic quest, has become a movement, and both journalism and society will be enhanced.”

— Robert Thomson, chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., on a historic deal between the publisher and Google. The money the company will now get from Google to feature its journalism will have a “material impact” on News Corp.’s finances. (One might wonder what the impact will be, then, if Google decides to pull the plug at the end of the three year deal.)