No Quarter for New York Times
What’s interesting is it’s chief rival in terms of national prestige, WaPo, has gone the opposite route. I’m a Sunday subscriber to the paper, which I take only for the coupons, sales circulars, and the magazine supplement. They call me every couple of months offering to give me the other six days’ worth absolutely free in order to boost their circulation numbers. I politely decline because, while I’ve sympathetic to their desire to charge higher ad rates, I have no desire to walk down the driveway every day to fetch it and add it to my recycle bin.
Since starting the blog, I’ve simply had no desire to access news in a manner that can’t be instantly hyperlinked and excerpted. Then again, I don’t have a daily subway ride.