Editor, The Times:
My first impressions of the new eEditions are … it sucks! Using Xplornet it takes time to load pages. Adobe pages take even longer. Three consecutive crashes with the reader when going from page 16 to 17, I give up at this point.
The page navigation on the Adobe reader also takes some getting used to as it works in a reverse manner to normal mouse function. Not sure how this will work for the mobile issue as I have not yet tried that.
Perhaps the system works better for those that have high speed but that’s not readily available in the rural areas.
One of the reasons for reading the paper online is delivery times for rural folks. Our paper arrives in the mail at 11 a.m. when I am already very busy with my day. I used to enjoy my Monday morning read online.
The register system seems overly complicated as well. Yes it works but has way more steps than almost every site I have ever registered at.
So, first impressions are to give the new service a failing grade.