How the Web became unreadable

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5 Responses:

  1. Dude says:

    Thankfully, this one (one of the better articles I read last year) is free:

    Current Affairs - "The Truth is Paywalled but the Lies are Free"

  2. MC says:

    I place http://archive.is/ before paywalled URLs.

    http://libgen.is and Scihub can be useful. I do not know if they are riddled with malware.

    I also send longer articles to Instapaper. I am going to pony up for the $100 lifetime membership at http://pinboard.in which will archive the full text of bookmarks.

    There's an entire readability industry out there.

    But we shouldn't have to have a quiver of cheap kludges to read text on the internet.

    I teach technical writing so this regularly fills me with quiet rage.

    There are days when I wish that Gopher was still a thing.

  3. JohnD says:

    There is also the trend toward lighter and lighter gray font color on a white background. Maybe white on white is next? Black on black for the dark mode crowd.

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