September 19, 2007

first permalinks, now free access

The Times now wants to be read rather than paid (for access to online articles). A fine day for bloggers, who can now link to what used to be hidden behind the Times Select wall. From an e-mail sent to NYT subscribers:
Why the change? This decision enhances the free flow of New York Times reporting and analysis around the world. It will enable everyone, everywhere to read our news and opinion - as well as to share it, link to it and comment on it.
Very true. And it would have been just as true 2 years ago. Now, if only Maureen Dowd would write a column on dogs that I would have a reason to link to on this blog...

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