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…