Finagled stories

Posted on Friday 1 August 2008

Sometimes everything goes wrong. As it it did on Wednesday.

For the past few weeks we have been trying to transition to updated software, and what started with only minor complications in emailing our pages to the press during the previous two weeks, became a full scale catastrophe this week when only 2 of our pages being delivered successfully. This sent us scrambling Wednesday morning to redo some pages in a format that our press would be able to print. In our rush to get the pages done in a matter of a couple of hours–the same ones that we spent an entire afternoon doing the day before–we put the wrong heads on some of the stories, specifically Kent County News, Dickens Senior Citizens News, and Spur Senior Citizens News. The latter two were mixed up with the heads being switched, so what should be Dickens is really Spur and vice versa. For that we apologize. Please know it isn’t for a lack of trying. We were still able to get the newspapers to our subscribers with little or no delay, though if you are a Dickens County senior citizen you may have been a bit confused by what was going on or being served at your local center. Just know that, while you may have been outside the work world for a while, Finagle’s Law of Dynamic Negatives, also known as Finagle’s corollary to Murphy’s Law, is very much alive and well: “Anything that can go wrong, will–at the worst possible moment.”

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