Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stupid, stupid, stupid: the mistakes we make

For anyone who wondered why the Auckland Art Gallery would put out a media release on a Sunday afternoon announcing its new director, you can rest easy. Thanks to OTN’s limited understanding of the International dateline, and the fact that Twitter etc call 'local time' where ever you happen to be, the dates in timeline for the Rhana Devenport appointment post are all one day early (apart from AAG’s 13 May media release). The story in fact started on the Monday (when staff were told) rather than on Sunday so no embargo was involved. The order is the same and so, unfortunately, was the low-key response.