He quotes the Times' parent company's director of global content standards as suggesting the pull-back is already under way and that efforts are accelerating to become a digital operation.
The period of sunset, he tells Andrews, is about five years away. That doesn't mean the end, just the beginning of the end, for the printing plant.
Now, this is much sooner than almost anyone else is predicting, but Andrews proceeds to note some Web-first projects as evidence that the walls are closing in on the printed edition. It's really unclear from the story if FT would cease printed editions or just shift the emphasis away from them.