I remember the day I subscribed to TimesSelect. I couldn't critique the opinions I wanted to without forking over the money. And it was also my prophecy this spring that, "Eventually, we all blog for Google." The two have collided, and the former has died. Felix Salmon lays out the details.
I thought TimesSelect was a wonderful thing. It imposed a $50 per year tax on a readership whose opinions were almost certain to be opposite of mine. I'm going to miss it.