Why don't we just link to the stories,
as we do with other newspapers?
To quote from their online masthead, "for more than
200 years The Times and The Sunday Times have been at the forefront of bringing top quality news to the people of Britain.
Now we are providing daily editions of both of the world's greatest newspapers on the World Wide Web, changing for ever the
way information is delivered the world over."
All true, but they have not yet revolutionized the process
of finding articles in back issues. In the opinion of the publisher of Anglicans Online, who lives in California, the venerable
Times has brought to the Internet the principle of the Flying Buttress. Lest we appear to be maligning The Times, we should
point out that The Independent Online has no formal online archives.
Because The Times and The Sunday Times are
such important newspapers that frequently carry stories about the Anglican Church, we refer to those articles even though
it is such a bother to read them. This is a clear example of the triumph of content over form.
In order to read a story in The Times you must be
a registered user. In order to become a registered user, you must agree to their Terms
and Conditions. The sixth such condition says
6. You may not set up links to either of the Internet Editions
except to the index page of The Times website at http://www.the-times.co.uk or the index page of The Sunday Times website
at http://www.sunday-times.co.uk, without the express written permission of the Webmaster.
We at Anglicans Online do not have the staff to get such
permission for the articles that we reference, so we must refer you to the index page, according to the requirements, and
you must jump through flaming hoops to read the articles. Were this not a religious publication we would contemplate ignoring
their condition, but it is, and so we have not.