Monday, May 16, 2005

Does he get an employee discount?

Don Luskin points out that the New York Times is going to start charging $49.95 a year to read the online edition of their paper. This reminded me of a recent section on open source that I read in The World is Flat, the new book on globalism by Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist.

From page 102

But I believe that all online newspapers should be free, and on principle I refuse to pay for a subscription to the Wall Street Journal. I have not read the paper copy of the New York Times regularly for two years. I read it only online.

So this of course raises the question, will he stop reading his own newspaper?

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