A reader has made an interesting observation and sent in the following note:
- One of the joys of NOT using Microsoft software to surf the web is that once in a while you come across a Word document that displays the author’s creative process.
The refurbished Stromlo Forest Park web site, http://www.stromloforestpark.com.au, features a news item about Jarod Rando. After two clicks on “Read more” Firefox calls OpenOffice to display a TAMS Media Release with the headline:
STROMLO FOREST PARK SIGN MAJOR SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH WORLD CHAMPION
Which then morphs into the more modest:
STROMLO FOREST PARK PARTNER WITH MULTIPLE TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION.
There are other interesting changes in the body of the release.
What the news item does not say is how much this major sponsorship deal is costing the ACT tax payers.
Four days after signing the major sponsorship deal Mr Rando finished 34th in a field of 72 at the National Championships held at Stromlo Forest Park.
Timing is everything!
You can see a pdf of the OpenOffice rendering that we’ve kept.