Fuck, this pisses me off: the New  OCT 10 2006

Fuck, this pisses me off: the New Yorker is splitting up their longer pieces into multiple pages (for example: Ben McGrath's article on YouTube). I know, everyone else does it and it's some sort of "best practice" that we readers let them get away with so they can boost pageviews and advertising revenue at the expense of user experience, but The New Yorker was the last bastion of good behavior on this issue and I loved them for it. This is a perfect example of an architecture of control in design and uninnovation. I want the New Yorker's web site to get better, not worse. Blech and BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Update: Dan Lockton has some further thoughts on multi-page articles.

Update: The New Yorker seems to have reversed their opinion on the matter. Nice work.

Update: Nope, still busted. Crap.

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