Monday, May 16, 2005
'New York Times' fights back against bloggers . . .
by restricting access to it's site.
Apparently, the NYTimes thinks that people might pay $49.95 to access various services, including exclusive access to its columnists "including David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, Tom Friedman, Bob Herbert, Nicholas Kristof, Paul Krugman, Frank Rich, John Tierney, Dave Anderson, Peter Applebome, Harvey Araton, Dan Barry, Clyde Haberman, Gretchen Morgenson, Joe Nocera, Floyd Norris, Joyce Purnick, William Rhoden, Selena Roberts, George Vescey, Roger Cohen, and John Vinocur."
I suppose they hope that might dissuade some of the less serious in the blogosphere from taking easy shots at such "luminaries" as Maureen Dowd.
Me, I think it will hurt the NYTimes web hits more than it will help them.