Thursday, November 16, 2006

Day 16: Please Register

Why, oh, why do online newspapers make you register and use a user name and password?!? This is the most infuriating nuisance out there.

I already have a UN/PW for my bank account, student loans, cell phone voicemail, home voicemail, each of my utility companies (gas, electric, phone), e-mail accounts (three of those), blog accounts (five of those). Each of the passwords is supposed to be unique. The last thing I need is to have to remember yet another password so I can read the frickin' New York Times or Chicago Tribune.

I understand having passwords and firewalls for things like my financial information and e-mail accounts. But for a newspaper? What's there that needs securing? The news?!

Demographic tracking be damned! I'm sick and tired of having to register a user name and password just to be able to read the damn paper.

Calgon! Take me away!


Sister Mary Lisa said...

OK, there's a good password for the needlessly required ones: CALGON.

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