Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Toronto Star: The Unilectic Journalism

The Toronto Star has revamped its website, and has this to say for its efforts:
The new look of thestar.com today is the culmination of months of work and the foundation on which we'll build for the future. Read about it and give us your thoughts.
Okay. Here's a thought: why must the Toronto Star couch even the most insignificant of changes to its format in such monstrously melodramatic terms? I mean, it is on this foundation that you'll build for the whole goddamn future?! The website looks like a slightly-off version of everybody else's now.

A polyester patch on a degrading rag.