Truncated Thoughts

Sometimes technology is a vexing demon: The homepage of the Chicago Sun-Times has a rotating News Alert box that teases headlines from inside the site.

The problem is the box is too small and cuts off practically every headline that runs in the space, such as “Another state agency interested,” “No one can gripe at this version of,” “Worker in city van accused of,” “Jennifer Hudson getting back to,” and “Jack in the Box’s burger tops”. Of the five featured stories, the burger teaser is the only one that approximates sense making.

It’s too bad, because everyone always says how the Internet is so clever and dynamic and has room for everything, but I guess that doesn’t work when no one’s checking if the text in the box makes sense.

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Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.