We need to talk. Yes, like that.
Look, I’m tired of the charade. Or the dance. Whatever you want to call it, we do it every 30 days, and I’m over it.
Each month you give me ten free articles to read, and I chip away at them, knowing that each click costs me 10% of my free allocation of content (see how I did the math there?). Then you tell me that the most interesting parts of your digital anatomy are off-limits. It’s a move right out of high-school dating.
Truth is, I want a relationship with you. Indeed, I want to pay you!
“Dear NYT: We Need to Talk” was originally published on Digiday on February 14, 2013.