Rhino’s John Hammer writes:

The bad news is the News & Record managed to take a site that was difficult to get to but worked really well once you were there, to one that is easier to get to but is maddening once you get there. The site is so slow that on Sunday I made a cup of coffee, complete with heated milk, while I waited for a page to load. On the old site, once you got to it you could flip between pages and it was really convenient. Being terminally lazy, I chose to read the paper online before walking to the end of the driveway to get the print edition. Now there is no need for that. I can walk out and get the real paper while I’m waiting for a single page of the new improved E-edition to load.

Here’s my story —-one evening this week I arrived home to an empty house–a rarity — so I cracked a cold one, turned on the TV and plopped on the couch with the laptop, hoping to get caught up on the news of the day via our local paper of record’s website. Didn’t happen after several minutes —-tension building the whole time —I bailed out and decided to cut the grass instead.

I often wonder why I still subscribe to the N&R print edition since I have to to the website every day anyway to link articles for the blog. This is why. Maybe it’s the N&R’s perverse strategy for keeping print readers.