Now Playing: 10-30-12 Marketplace Tech Report

In the teeth of a not-so-perfect storm savaging the East Coast, the freer the flow of digital news, the better. So concludes the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Both papers have temporarily taken down their paywalls so that anyone with an internet connection -- not just subscribers with a password -- can use their sites. When the power goes out, computers and internet go out, but many people can still browse news sites with their smart phones, at least until the battery goes.