September 18, 2007

"They've got to know they will have to stop sooner or later. What good does it do dragging out the death of a mistake?"

I wrote back in 2005 shortly after TimesSelect began. Also:
It's awfully perverse to play up your influential opinion-leaders by making it harder for them to actually get into the interplay of opinion in the blogosphere.
Finally, it's over. Great. Too bad it took so long. The freedom to link to everything over at the NYT... how strange! I wonder how that will go. I have to get over the inhibition I've felt all these years, skimming the Times and deciding what to read based in part on whether I could easily blog about it.

11 comments:

EnigmatiCore said...
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titus20 said...

Do those of us who paid get a refund?

titus20 said...

Not to change the subject but are we going to be bombarded with al OJ all the time now?

I flipped on the cable channels a couple of times last night and thats all that was on.

Personally, I would rather not see his smug face on television at all but it seems like we are going to be seeing quite a bit of him which is sad because he is such a pathetic character.

titus20 said...

Also, for those that watch Curb Your Enthusiasm it was absolutely hilarious this week.

hdhouse said...

titus20...if you read the announcement, refunds will be given pro rated.

I will miss my trip the public library on Maureen Dowd mornings..seemed so civilized to read a paper stop for coffee and bagel and walk back home. alas.

Der Hahn said...

It's very important to protect your biased lazy hacks by making it harder for the blogosphere to point and laugh at them.

rcocean said...

"It's very important to protect your biased lazy hacks by making it harder for the blogosphere to point and laugh at them."

I always thought this was the real reason for walling them. They wanted to wall them off from well deserved criticism and mockery. But Dowd is sometimes funny, like a snarky teenager.

Zeb Quinn said...

The MSM, particularly the dead tree media, has always just not understood the internet. This move notwithstanding, they still don't.

Internet Ronin said...

Opening the historical archives without charge was a very smart move on their part. Newspaper owners across America are probably not very happy about this. Given Rupert Murdoch's suggestion that perhaps they ought to rethink the business plan, I imagine that this also marks the beginning of the end of the most successful internet subscription experiment by a major newspaper, the Wall Street Journal.

Greybeard said...
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Greybeard said...

"I have to get over the inhibition I've felt all these years, skimming the Times and deciding what to read based in part on whether I could easily blog about it."

What a shame that it also entails separating valuable news/commentary from what has essentially become the Democrat Party mouthpiece.