When the New York Times announced its pay wall, the other day, I posted here. (As a the owner of a free account, I was on their ‘list.’) Well, today they’ve sent me a follow-up note. Is everyone getting this deal? There’s no way I rate as a ‘sqeaky wheel.’

The text of the follow-up email is after the jump.

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