Information wants to be free

Or so I’m told. This news comes courtesy of a reader who was kind enough to write in, reminding me that many months ago I predicted something like this would happen, because (a) the New York Times was blowing up TimesSelect; (b) as the National Post eventually figured out, and as we have learned too at Maclean’s, the value of being up in the national conversation is not only superior to the value you can wring from selling subscriptions, it’s not even abstract value: it can be monetized. If I understand what “monetized” means. Although frankly, what are the odds? Anyway, now you can enjoy endless hours of Simpson and Ibbitson. And Blatch. And Wente. And more more more.

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