Hubby Tony and are long time subscribers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. I think that my breakfast isn't complete until I've looked at the entire issue each day, easing into reality by starting with the comics and advice columns. Next I move to the real new sections, scanning every headline and thoroughly reading any article that catches my eye.
The cost of the subscription keeps going up. A couple of years ago we decided to save a little bit of money by changing to the e-edition during the week. On Saturday morning we get a slim paper which includes the ads and the Sunday comic section. Sunday morning the rest of the paper is waiting for us when we get up.
That system works well. Until it doesn't. Yesterday when I opened up the newspaper website on my iPad and clicked on the e-edition link I got an error message. I tried to get around the problem a couple of different ways but got the same message every time. Although I was annoyed, I figured that stuff happens, cut the company some slack, and used what would have been my reading time perusing other websites.
This morning I was even more annoyed when the problem was still there! Today I was offered the option of a newspaper version with limited functionality, but it did not work on my iPad. Zooming in enough to actually read the text made only a small portion of the page visible, and I was not able to use my finger to scroll up and down.
I sent an email expressing my disappointment, which only got me an automated response. I spent the rest of my breakfast time visiting other websites until my coffee kicked in and I was ready to face the day. Hours later I checked the website on my desktop computer but the problem was still there. If it's not taken care of by tomorrow morning I will be very cranky!
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