Updated! See after the break.
I’m finally able to watch the Stevenote video. Thanks to a kind soul who ignored Apple’s Copyright and posted it on YouTube, where I can rip it to an MP4 file that this crap PC can actually handle and let me watch. (Yes, Apple, I know I can get it from you for free via iTunes — but it’s 1.05GB and my PC can’t handle the strength of that gorgeous hi-res video!)
This is a slow process. I’ve been watching for over an hour and am less than halfway through. Because I’m analyzing as I watch.
The New York Times just came out and preened over its head-up-their-ass app. I noticed something that’s wrong throughout it. I can’t say yet if it’s only The New York Times app that’s wrong or if this is an issue at the heart of the iPad itself.
Anyway, look at this picture. See if you can see what’s very, very wrong here. Ignore the blur. It should still be evident. I saw it right off. Leave a Comment.
Here’s a similar portion of the front page of the print edition of The New York Times as a clue:
And Brannon caught it in the Comments:
Does it have to do with the ALL left alignment? No force justified?
The Mac is known for its typographical ability. Why is that missing in that app? Why is everything ragged right? Look at the video. Even when the columns are wide enough for justification and hyphenation, that’s not present.
Back in the early 1980s, hyphenation tables were a huge deal. What happened since?