Wednesday, August 23, 2006


i have an issue. (what's new, right?) i don't get website registration. i was trying to read some articles today, and the NY Times, the Chicago Tribune, and a few others were requiring me to register in order to read the article. this is the message i recieved:

'Please register or log inThe story you requested is available only to registered members.Note: Member name is no longer used to log in to this site.Please log in with your e-mail address and password.
Registration is FREE and offers great benefits:
Full access to today's news and information on
Full access to extensive coverage and commentary on
E-mail newsletters including Metromix Events and Tribune's Food and Drink e-mail'

i don't get it. i don't WANT another log in. if it's free to read the articles, then i should not have to register to read them. this whole 'password for EVERY website you visit' business is getting old. quickly. i work at a credit union, and already have about 30 passwords to remember and update on 30, 60, and 90 day intervals. the LAST thing i need is another one. i can understand having to log in to use certain features, sure. but to READ?? assinine. i am hereby boycotting any site that says i have to register to read it's 'free' content. instead of money, you now require information from me, so your content is no longer 'free'

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