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Mar 18, 2011 11:06 AM

NYT Digital - Food & Lifestyle

"On, you can view 20 articles each month at no charge (including slide shows, videos and other features). After 20 articles, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber, with full access to our site."

I'm wondering how this will affect acessing Bittman and other Food/Lifestyle articles.

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  1. Provided you don't bust 20 views/month, you're good.

    1. I would quickly bust through the 20 views per month. I think I'll just subscribe to the Sunday paper and get free digital access. Now that WAPO delivers most of the sunday sections on Saturday, I need something else to go with my coffee. Plus, the guinea pig likes it shredded afterwards.

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      1. re: tcamp

        I'm already in with a Sunday Times sub here in Toronto where the NYT is running the digital trial on us Canadian guinea pigs first. There are hacks around the 20 visits. I suspect the NYT is really after the handheld market with this play. It's not huge pile of $ for the content.

        1. re: Kagemusha

          I think you're right. I rarely use my iPhone to go to food sites because I'm at my computer much of the day anyway.

          I just got an email from Lincoln (cars) offering me a free NYT digital subscription through the rest of 2011. Haven't yet read the fine print.

          1. re: tcamp

            I got the same offer through an ad on the NYT site & signed up pronto, fine print be damned. It's like being handed $120. If this comes back to bite me on the ass somehow, I'll report back.

            1. re: small h

              even if it does, the bite won't be nearly as deep or painful as the ones from Kimball & Co at ATK/CI.

      2. If one follows links from a blog does that count as an article? if not maybe there will be "helpful" bloggers out there who will post the wednesday dining section as links. Wishful thinking i guess.

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        1. re: phisherking

          If you follow a link to an article, it does not count toward your 20 article limit. That's what they said (paraphrased) in my email. :)

          1. re: StephanieTG

            Although I already have a digital sub, I tested the 20 article counter and, yes, it works, despite some early suggestions that simply deleting cookies would foil it--no such luck.