Better go look for your magnifying glass because you’re going to need them for this…
Today I got noticed an unfortunate change to a popular newsletter from an organization that should certainly know better…
Top: New Slashdot Newsletter
Middle: The Old Slashdot Newsletter
Bottom: New, Android view
I don’t think I have to explain the problem here, what I don’t understand is how Slashdot of all organizations can screw this up. They’re highly technical people, and they should know by now how many of their newsletter readers use a mobile device to read them (my wild guess: probably over 50%), and Slashdot has historically mocked this exact kind of tech failure when someone else does it.
There are lessons to be learned here, but they’re too obvious to bother writing out… I’ll just say if it ain’t broke, don’t “fix” it. Then again, maybe they just thought this whole mobile thing is going nowhere, and why bother to continue supporting it?
(edited to add Android screen shot)