That was the headline on Henry Blodget’s recent article about the Times‘ attempt to charge for its online content. His contention centers around the uptick in print subscriptions; apparently, people are buying more print subscriptions so they can receive unlimited access to stories on the Times‘ website.
“We’d heard about folks jumping on the Weekender as a the cheapest way to get unlimited Web access and a Sunday paper to boot,” Blodget wrote.
There are also plenty of free ways for anyone with a modicum of Web savvy to get around it. For instance, I switch browsers every time I hit the paywall. Between Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, I have yet to want for access to an NYT online story.