As you can read here in The New York Times, starting tomorrow articles from The Atlantic will all be available for free online. That'll be a boon to bloggers and the Web in general in at least two ways. First, it'll let us link to and discuss new magazine content as it comes out with a free and clear conscience. Second, and in some ways even more exciting, it means that I'll be able to mine the magazine's extensive 150+ years of archives willy-nilly for interesting tidbits and noteworthy perspectives on events.

That said, a subscription is still a great bargain at less than $25 a year. You can read it on a plane or a train, you can see the visual elements of the magazine in all their intended glory, and you can leave recent issues scattered about your house so as to suggest to your friends that you're the sort of intelligent person who reads highbrow magazines.