Friday, September 21, 2007

Free at Last!

What a pleasure to see the NY Times give up on Times Select and let us all read the Times columnists on line for free. My life is improved 2% right away.

I don't really get my news from the Times anyway. I read all of it sometimes and some of it all the time, but I would say that on the whole I get most of my news from NPR and I read the Times mainly for the editorials. Times Select walled off just the part I most wanted. It was a pain having to find a physical copy, and it wasn't worth subscribing just for the editorial page.

So this is great for me. I hope it's good for the Times too. They deserve to make money. I know newspapers are having a tough time in the Internet age, but I'm afraid they'll just have to figure out how to make money online from ad revenue. You're just not going to convince enough people to pay money to subscribe when too many news sources are giving themselves away for free.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So have you given up on this blog?