Information needs to be free…even at the NYTimes

Seems the NYTimes has figured it out…. as a TimesSelect customer I was able to search for old articles etc. …but for price… Now…everyone can search to their heart’s content and do so for free.

From the NYT:

Why the change?

Since we launched TimesSelect, the Web has evolved into an increasingly open environment. Readers find more news in a greater number of places and interact with it in more meaningful ways. 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.

Yes, there is still a tinge of arrogance there (you were expecting passive compliance?), but now everyone can experience it together…

Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for almost 20 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and making stuff out of clay. To see her online portfolio please click here!

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  1. Ryan · September 20, 2007 Reply

    Cool? Definitely. Arrogant? Maybe. But if they were passive and/or compliant they wouldn’t be very good at reporting the news, would they?

    I’m reminded here of a JT lyric: “Now it might sound cocky but is it really cocky if you know that it’s true?” 😉

  2. Barbara · September 20, 2007 Reply

    So many ways to respond, so very little time.

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