The five articles I read from today’s New York Times:
Uno (1). Amish adults attacking other Amish adults? Scary business.
Due (2). Farming news. Think it is boring? Think again! Farming is the nuts and bolts of how we sustain ourselves and it deserves our attention.
Tre (3). Theater review. I desperately wanted to see the production of this play before leaving for Sicily. I missed out on it, so reading the review is the next best thing…er, maybe I should check youtube, too? Now I am scared it will make me resent my beloved iphone.
Quattro (4). Science Tuesday, baby! Origins of life is so much fun!!!
Cinque (5). Job creation. So many buzz words have arisen since the Great Recession began years ago, and “job creators” is one of them that sorta makes me throw up in my mouth. As far as I am concerned, the middle class and lower are getting the big screw and throwing around phrases like “job creators” is just a big cover up. Suck it up and give up your ginormous salaries, fat cats!
Since the New York Times adopted a new online business model, non-subscriber online users are limited to twenty articles per month (unless you access the article by clicking a link from social media, like THIS BLOG, wink-wink). Public computer users? No problem – the internet browser resets its counter with each new user. Private computer users? There are myriad options for interfering the system (e.g. delete the number 20 from the url). The Times is aware of and comfortable with these loopholes; they believe subscribers gain values that offset the cost. I haven’t subscribed yet, have you? Is it worth it?