I mention this only because Stephen Downes referred to the “user hostile” links to many New York Times articles that go behind the subscription wall in short order. The New York Times Link Generator is a tool that I’ve been using for the last two or three years that will provide open links to articles even if the “regular” links get archived. This was through an agreement that Dave Winer reached with the Times that had something to do with RSS feeds a while back. Anyway, it’s easy: take the address of the article you want to have access to, paste it into the link generator form, hit submit, and voila, on the next page you’ll get a new, longer address that will remain clickable forever…at least for now.

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