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Anonymous Patron writes "Subscription Subsidized Open Access is a page by Brian Simboli on open access. It is his view that open access discussions have failed to explore how"for-pay", subscription access can be made fully compatible with provision of open access. That is, there seems little recognition in many of the current debates that "open access"and "subscriptions" need not be diametrically opposed. To the extent that "open access" has turned into a sort of ideology that focuses unduly on issues of literature accessibility rather than affordability, it has helped to divert attention from this crucial datum. "