Are you still steamed because The New York Times has insisted you pony up US$50 a year to read your favourite opinion columnists online? You say you’d sooner never again read another word from Paul Krugman or Frank Rich than — everybody spit the words together now — pay for online content?

Don’t look for any sympathy here. Not only do I believe the Times is doing the right thing, I’m all in favour of paid online content, period. The more the merrier. (If you really can’t understand why, I’ll show you my r