Time magazine made a mistake.
If you look at the bottom of this post, you will see a closeup of their mistake. The article is a book review comparing several Titanic books. The production artist forgot to remove the internal bar codes related to the images – and it went to press that way!
Since their publication is run by humans, I will happily forgive them. Whoever was in charge had too many things going on at once, so this mistake slipped through. It’s not a huge mistake, but it’s not up to the standards of an international magazine with such a high readership. At the very least, its seems like they made too many staff cutbacks.
The moral of the story? Take time to look at what you send out – before you send it! The small amount of time you spend giving your creation one more look can end up making you look so much more professional.