It's a historic day in Cleveland: That's right, today marks the Plain Dealer's transition to its 3-day-a-week home delivery "model" — an event that was heralded with enthusiasm by exactly no one! Faithful news consumers will now have to wait until Wednesday for a paper at their doorsteps. Though this is a huge bummer for most everybody, at least there's a functioning e-edition in place.
Actually, scratch that.
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with The Plain Dealer's e-edition. We are working to resolve these issues.
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) August 5, 2013
What a way to inspire confidence in an already tortured, livid audience base.
Via the Cleveland Leader, the e-edition failed to load because "too many people [were] trying to access the paper at the same time." Surprise, surprise. Reports indicate that it's been taking upwards of an hour for the e-edition to load on iPads.
Don't worry folks. While you wait for the pages to load, you can go buy a print edition at your local "newsstand." What better way to usher in the digital age than by perpetuating inconvenience not seen since the roaring twenties? Today's content, produced by a gutted staff, is predictably thin.
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