Paul Ford on TimesSelect

Paul Ford’s astute and optimistic take on The New York Times’s plan to start charging $50/year for web access to some of their content. My big question that I haven’t seen answered anywhere is whether this content will be ad-free, like when you pay extra for HBO, or whether you’re still stuck with web ads. I read The Times op-ed page every day, so I’m leaning toward paying, but if they’re still going to put large animated ads in my face, that might keep me from coughing up the dough.

Sunday, 22 May 2005