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5.18.2005

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The New York Times has announced an expanded subscription service to be launched this September. Subscriptions will cost $49.95 per year and include access to both the Times archives (currently available on a pay-by-the-article basis) and to the paper's op-ed columnists (currently available for free, but probably not for long). The Times also posted a more detailed explanation (registration required) for their decision.
Oh well. Guess I won't be reading them anymore. Wonder what they'll do when they realize their readership (and thus clout) has plummeted? Maybe it'll be like Ratzinger's hope for the Catholic Church---a purer following at the expense of size.

It's alright, cos The Washington Post is pretty much the same, but a little less pretentious, and is remaining free---for now.

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