Dominic Ponsford, of the Press Gazette, has written an interesting critique of The Times new website. I havem't got a clue if his points are valid as I haven't paid to access it. It's not that I can't, and it's not that I don't think News International haven't got a perfect right to charge for their content if they want to. But why, when I can get similar news content on various other sites, would I part with £60 (or is it £100?)?
And that's the question no one from The Times can quite answer. Much as I would like to be able to read the collected thoughts of Matthew Parris and Danny Finkelstein every week - and indeed share a critique of them with my readers - I just can't quite bring myself to extract my credit card from the moth eaten wallet in my pocket.
Still, it's their loss as well as mine, as it means they don't get any traffic from me any longer.
I shall be fascinated to see their webstats for their first month behind the paywall. I suspect they will be for uncomfortable viewing for both News International executives and Times journalists.