So...one of my favourite car sites closed today-Edmunds Inside Line, specifically their long term car test blog. It was excellent, and the kind of thing only a big honking company could pull off-they owned a ton of new cars, would drive them for a year and/or 20k miles, and blogged about them. What they were like on canyon drives. How well they took a carseat. Roadtrips. Skiiing. Offroading. Modifying. Fuel Economy. That gap in the visors that hits your eyes just the wrong way. Whatever.

It was the best way to read about the ownership experience of a car. And they killed it. Oh sure, they've just 'moved' it. But they moved it to their clunky, ugly, mainstream site, added autoplay videos, disabled the function as a blog, even reduced the size of photos. They literally went backwards.

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Gawker screws up sometimes, but they at least try and advance themselves, flawed as their upgrades can be. And I'm glad Jalopnik isn't a huge car company doing what InsideLine did. But Insideline was good, and now it's effectively dead.

Christ, I may have to go get some work done now.

Dammit.

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