I can live without the New York Times.

17 03 2011

I used to think that I couldn’t live without watching the CBS Evening News every night. I haven’t watched the CBS Evening News since 1996.

I used to think that I couldn’t live without meat. I’ve been a vegetarian since 2007.

I used to think that I couldn’t live without paying $60/month for Internet through a cable modem from the worst company in the world. I’ve been getting great coverage from the mobile hotspot on my wife’s phone since January.

I used to think I couldn’t visit (let alone live) in any country where the primary language wasn’t English. Worst mistake of my life. Didn’t fix it until my late Thirties.

I used to think I couldn’t live without the New York Times. I actually paid for it the last time they put up a paywall. I’m not going to make that mistake again. This paywall is weak enough so that I won’t even have to go cold turkey. Perhaps I’ll go back to reading their paper regularly again when this paywall inevitably fails, or perhaps by then I’ll no longer care.




3 responses

17 03 2011
At least Woodrow Wilson was being honest about his intentions. « More or Less Bunk

[…] makes me think that I’m not going to miss the New York Times at all when it mostly disappears behind that paywall: Despite the obvious appeal of being in such an intellectually rich environment and the chance to […]

20 03 2011
Middle Seaman

Ditto. Have been to southern Portugal six times, for vacation, still can only thank people. I’ll be there again if They let me.

You realize, mostly way too late, that what is said and what is shown boils down to nothing much; why waste your time. True for way too many blogs as well. Happy to find yours.

Vegetarian and love to cook.

22 01 2013

it is one of the famous news papers in US.how you can forget it easily? In my country my morning starts with cup of tea and news paper in hand


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