Playboy has announced this week that it will begin building a database of all articles, editorials, photo shoots – et al from 57 years of Playboy Magazine and make it searchable. All I can say is wow! And.. about time!

Subscriptions are available for $8 US per month, $60 US per year and $100 US for a 2 subscription. The subscription, called i.Playboy.com, is also optimized for the iPad and will of course include each new monthly issue.

Am wondering though if you purchase a subscription to the standard paper mag will it also include a discount for the online subscription? One would think so – so yours truly posted the question to the subscription staff – we’ll see what the response will be. Typically on a launch this is the norm, but, it being Playboy and you being thirsty readers who can’t wait to see what women looked like from the 1960’s… well… yeah I know – me too.