GOOD
We all knew it was coming but today we got the email from NYTimes.com itself.

"We are ending TimesSelect, effective today.

The Times's Op-Ed and news columns are now available to everyone free of charge, along with Times File and News Tracker. In addition, The New York Times online Archive is now free back to 1987 for all of our readers."

You couldn't link to TimesSelect pieces, and that meant some of the paper's best stuff was quarantined, eliminated from discussion on blogs and bookmarking sites.

Welcome to the blogosphere.