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The Giant Holes in the New York Times' New Paywall

Next Monday, The New York Times will finally do what for over a year it has been promising to do -- erect a paywall around its content on the web.  But as details of the plan have emerged this past week, it looks to be one of the strangest, and leakiest, paywalls in the history of online content.

In fact, you might call this a voluntary paywall, because it will apparently be so easy to circumvent there is no reason any moderately tech-savvy consumer should ever have to pay anything at all.

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