The New York Times $40M paywall taken down with four lines of code
I wonder how you explain to your bosses that the $40 to $50 million that they spent of eighteen months has been torn down in less than a couple of days with nothing more than four lines of code.
As Joshua Benton pointed out in a post on the Nieman Lab Blog there are a lot of tools out there that are very good at dealing with bits of code like this:
Called NYTClean it hides a couple of <div>s and turns the page scrolling back on and Joshua notes it works as advertised
It barely even qualifies as a hack. But it allows you access to any New York Times story, even when you’re past the monthly limit. (I just tested it out with a Canadian proxy server — works just like it says.)
Yup have fun explaining that one to the bosses.