As you’ve probably read in the last few days, The New York Times is leaning towards making their online operation subscription-only. It works for the Wall Street Journal, so there’s probably no reason it can’t work for the NYT, too. Problem is, how to get people like myself to pay for what we’re used to getting for free?
In an article about a completely-unrelated subject, Slate’s Bryan Curtis might just have the answer:
Here’s an idea: As soon as William Safire shuffles off to the Old Columnists’ Home, put [retired humor columnist Dave] Barry smack dab in the middle of the Times editorial page. Barry confessed a few years ago that he’s a raving libertarian