Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Watershed Moment

At midnight on Tuesday, the New York Times ended its experiment in charging for some of its premium content. For more than a year they held back some of what they judged to be the most popular articles and Op Ed columnists. I know I missed reading Paul Krugman's economic and social insights . Now they're back, and I think this is clearly a case where the wisdom of the crowd has convinced a lumbering behemoth to reverse course. Although I was sorely tempted to pony up the $49.95 per year that the Times demanded for Times Select, I never quite reached the point of actually doing it. Evidently, I was not alone.

Jason Kottke has spent most of the last several days poring through the archives, and has come up with some real gems.