The story says the Times has decided on a metered system, hooking you with a few free looks before it starts charging you. From the New York story:
New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations. After a year of sometimes fraught debate inside the paper, the choice for some time has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered system adopted by the Financial Times, in which readers can sample a certain number of free articles before being asked to subscribe. The Times seems to have settled on the metered system.
If you’re a Times reader, do you plan on feeding the meter or abandoning the Times for free alternatives?
[New York via Hollywood Elsewhere]