So the Times Online has announced that it will be adopting a microtransaction model later this year, where a day’s access to their website will cost £1, and a week’s access for £2.
I can’t even be arsed getting irate about this. It’s just such a hilariously bad idea that I actually want them to go ahead and do it, just so I can witness it dying on it’s arse.
It’s not like it’ll be missed, anyway. Rupert Murdoch’s obvious thread of bias that taints every single news source under his banner relegates all the content out of the realm of actual journalism and into some nether-land where by merely thinking something, you make it the truth. I made the unforgivable error of buying the Times Education Supplement, only to discover that it painted a picture of the education system as a flimsy facsimile of education in an unspecified Golden Age, and that teachers (or at least the ones invited to write op-ed pieces) are all blithering, self-deluded idiots. For example, there was a page 3 op-ed column titled “How Teaching Ruined My Marriage” which, on reading the actual text, should really have been called “Why I’m Going to Blame Everything Except Myself”.
tl;dr version – Times Online goes pay per view, rest of internet points and laughs, me included.
So I went running these past two mornings, which was a good thing because it’s been about six and a half years since I let slip my grip on a fitness regime that more than made up for my general lack of social ability. My God, but it’s hard work getting back into it, though. I still don’t like early mornings. I know that for definite. However, my afternoons and evenings seem to fill themselves with Things To Get Done rather quicker than I recall them doing in my youth, so early mornings it is.
Also I need new running shoes. My current pair date back to 2004, I think, and are seriously starting to show their age. The outside edge of the heels are worn down so much that I’m rolling my foot on every strike, and it’s making the outside edge of my legs ache something fierce.
Right. Now to go see if I can talk Lisa into seeing Kick-Ass with me. It’ll be super busy but it gets it out of the way.
Addendum: Soor Plooms are awesome. That is all.