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True moment for NYT paywall
By Dave Winer on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM.

A moment of truth for me and the NY Times paywall. Dec 31. #

That's when my free account runs out. #

Just got an email. No doubt the first of many. :-) #

I might pay. But I'd like to know how much it will cost me for a year. Not a few weeks at a time.  #

Right now they say: "99 cents for your first 8 weeks." #

And how easy is it to turn off if I decide to opt-out? #

I'm wary of subscriptions. I like month-to-month, and I like to know how much each month will cost. And I must believe that I can turn it off at any time without hassle.  #

On the other hand, the Guardian is making a strong effort at web-based US news, and they already do an excellent job of covering the world. And no paywall at all. It's an easy decision to keep reading the Guardian. #

PS: I would love to pay for the NYT if they did something to improve the bandwidth situation in NYC. They are, after all, the New York Times. #

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