Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Critical Mom's Guide to Reading the New York Times for Free

 I'm writing for Luddites at heart like myself, who use computers to word-process, felt challenged by the term "blog" until they started one, just learned how to open a new tab on their browser . . . after the thirteen-year-old defined 'blog' and 'tab.'  No, it was the ten-year-old:  "Hee hee!  Mommy doesn't know how to open a tab!"  (Knee slap). 

 Since I have no money and am far from home, the apparent sudden need to pay for the Times online shocked me.  I Googled "How to Read The New York Times for Free" and am boiling down what several websites told me into four easy steps: 

(1)  Go to The New York Times online.

(2) Today, at 3:08 a.m. you will see a headline:


(3) In your browser, the thing at the top of the page where you now see The Critical Mom, you will see the following:

(4) Place your cursor at the end of this long thing and backspace--disappearing the numbers--until you get to the ? after the html, both of which you will need.  Hit the return key (step four-and-a-half)

You are now able to read the article.  For free.

The best things in life are free.

P.S.  Post a comment, and I'll tell ya 'nother way to do it.

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