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Times Reader for the Mac

Via Daring Fireball, the announcement that the New York Times’ Times Reader will be launching this month for the Macintosh. Yes, for those of you keeping track, that’s about 18 months since the service came to the PC market (see previous coverage here, here, and here).

The new Mac-friendly reader (built on Microsoft’s Silverlight platform) will be free while it’s in beta, but after that, it’ll be $14.95 per month, free for print edition subscribers (for the same material you can get for FREE on the web, btw).

I’m sure I’ll download it and give it a try, but I honestly see little value in this for a non-subscriber who gets most of his news from the Web. I get more value from the Times’ daily e-mail digest right now.