June 14, 2006

"I hate it."

Tom Friedman on TimesSelect. (Via Kausfiles.)


Matt Brown said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Friedman's article had been hidden behind TimeSelect?

The Drill SGT said...

A question for somebody.

I am a paid Sunday NYT subscriber. Does Times Select cost me?

Or do I just need to figure out how to enroll?

mgarbowski said...

Drill Sgt:
I am a weekend subscriber and it gives me free access to Times Select. The signing up process, which involved modifying my existing NYT Online account, was absurd, however. I followed the instructions back when they instituted the program. I did everything, including deleting all cookies, etc., and it never worked. I finally gave up, and went a few months ignoring all Times Select content. Then one day I clicked on a Times Select article on a whim, and it let me view it. And it has worked ever since.

Too Many Jims said...

I am sure it will be better in 6 months.

Dave said...

Yet more evidence that the Times doesn't get the internet.

The solution is to have content that people would willingly pay for, a la the Economist or the Wall St Journal. But that would require a wholesale change in the sophistication and depth of their reporting.