When the ad is better than the news

Remember when The Times ran those profitable, short “liners,” commercial and personal ads, at the bottom of front-page news columns in the print editions? It took years for editors to get them off. Times change. See today’s homepage.

BTB: I captured the musical iPhone animation with Jing, new software to grab images and video off the Web. Cool, free and easy to learn. But video is jerky on the free version and it doesn’t scale when you embed in WordPress; Andrew spent an hour coaxing the code, but … So an image grab of the invasive ad on the NYT home page follows.

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