The NY Times Article Skimmer

This has been written about in other places as well, but I thought it’d be useful to post here too. The NY Times has released an experimental new way of reading their online content. It’s called the Article Skimmer and essentially pulls the content from the different sections of their website and adds a bunch of fancy effects to it.

While I think it’s a nice step in the right direction in terms of presentation it’s utility is ultimately undercut by the fact that when you click on an article link you have to read the article in the traditional format. If they were to create a new form for reading articles as well as presenting them, then this might just work.