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Monday, August 10, 2009

WSJ trying to annoy readers the dumb way.

I have been collecting RSS feed from my WSJ subscription using the following location:

Randomly, WSJ returns articles that really annoy their readers. For example this article appears black over most of the text like this:
Don't dispair, WSJ is not all that smart. To read this, simply type Ctrl-A to select all the text and there you are:
If you do not want to do Ctrl-A, simply delete "public/b" from the URL and you can read it again.

I have no idea why WSJ is doing this kind of stupid thing just to annoy people, could it be Rupert Murdoch, owner of WSJ, is experimenting with different way to annoy people into paying for his online information?

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