Okay, we admit it: we were wrong. Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine was right. Sulzberger announced the metered paywall plan just as Sherman predicted, and precisely on schedule. Congrats on the scoop.
As long as we're on the subject of our mistakes, careful readers of The NYTPicker will notice that a long-ago post about metro reporter Julie Bosman has been taken down. An alert reader commented the other day that we'd called Bosman wrong in labelling her as "lazy." The reader was right. We've been admiring Bosman's extensive enterprise reporting on social issues in NYC since last winter. So we've removed the item, and retroactively apologize to Bosman.