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Thursday, May 19, 2005

NY Times Shuts out the Internet

I've never understood why the NY Times has snubbed their nose at the Internet. Of course I can understand the desire to make money off of their articles but I've always felt that they'd prefer if the Internet never existed and since they can't have their way it's just easier to inconvenience everyone using it.

Their article archive has been a pay-per-view escapade, which I feel is unnecessary, but it has now become a $50 subscription fee. Also, you need to be registered before anything "free" is allowed to be viewed. What concerns me is that the Internet will just move on. If the NY Times is going to make reading their stuff difficult, people just won't.

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