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OKCBiz is on top of things…

1:00 PM EST on December 10, 2009

Below is a snippet of the OKCBiz email newsletter that I received in my inbox today.  Let me repeat, with emphasis, the word "today", as in Thursday, December 10th:


In case you're too lazy to click on the image to see it in its full size, here's what the highlighted part says:

Oklahoma City voted in favor of the MAPS 3 initiative Dec. 8 with unofficial election results showing more than 54 percent of the vote.

Maybe I'm being nitpicky here, but are the MAPS results really what we would call unofficial?  I think they are official enough that each side has declared victory or defeat.  Right?

One of the beauties of electronic publishing is the ability to update stuff in real time.  That makes me wonder why the MAPS blurb wasn't more current.  I bet it's either an innocent mistake by an editor or that the IT guy got drunk and forgot to send the email on Tuesday night.  It could also be that OKC Biz is simply trying to make themselves look like a more cutting edge, breaking news-type of publication.  Regardless of why, though, I think they should blame a "Not this MAPS" supporter.  They are good scapegoats.

Also, I am happy to say that I can at least read articles on the OKC Biz website.  Can you imagine if the Journal Record had an email newsletter? That would be a waste of time. At the, articles are only free for something like three hours after they are published.  After that, you have to pay for them.  No offense to the Journal Record, but if I'm going to pay good money to view a website, it's not going to have anything to do with local oil and gas companies, lawyers and politicians.  Well, maybe lawyers.  But they'd have to be female lawyers and the website would need to have the word "naughty" in it somewhere like the one Clark Matthews has on his homepage or something like that. that we've reached our quarterly threshold for commentary about local business publications, lets move on to better topics.  Topics like guessing the Mathis Brothers safe word.  My guess is Henry Donn.

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