One of the more frustrating things of my lunchtime reading ritual is opening up Romensko and following the links to one after another newspaper site that insists of asking for name, rank, and serial number before letting me view their precious content.
So, I use bugmenot and provide newspapers with fake log-ins.
Call me a criminal. The only reason newspaper pinheads inflict this conceited nonsense is so they can ostensibly target their ads, which my eye avoids anyway.
I just went to read a Howard Kurtz piece at the washingtonpost.com and took great satisfaction at providing the Post with bugmenot’s login:
John Dvorak started the campaign.
Steve Yelvington demurs but maddeningly links to a white paper on the topic which costs $40 to read.