Boston radio and school closing/delay announcements
Wed Feb 13 07:59:46 EST 2013
But when you allow multiple listings of individual districts, updates can
become a source of great confusion and annoyance. For example, a late change
might result in West Newton showing a delayed opening but Newton, West
showing closed. When you've made one change for a district, it's very easy
to believe that you have updated all of the info for that district.
Dan Strassberg (email@example.com)
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Francini" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: Boston radio and school closing/delay announcements
> It really wouldn't take all that much coding to make the no-school apps
> sort the names in "library" order, where for sorting purposes compass
> directional names and articles (a, an, the) are considered to be attached
> to the *end* of the name with a comma. .
> Thus, in a no-school list for towns, you'd see:
> North Andover
> West Newton.
> Beaver Country Day School
> The Best School
> Boston College
> Now of course this would likely mess up people who have grown used to the
> incorrect (i.e., lazy) sorting, so I suppose you'd have to do both. (In
> other words, "West Newton" would show up in both the Newtons and the Ws on
> the list. If they're not being read aloud it doesn't matter so much.)
> On 13 Feb 2013, at 1:02, A Joseph Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 2/12/2013 9:40 PM, Bob DeMattia wrote:
>>> While we are on the subject, a pet peeve:
>>> The towns/districts are listed in "computer alphabetical order". Thus
>>> towns like
>>> "North Andover" and "North Reading" will be listed before towns like
>>> and "Northbridge". This is because the computer includes the space
>>> when alphabetizing the names - something my grade school teacher told me
>>> not to do!
>> Many things are changed by the needs of technology. When I was in
>> school, I learned that noon was 12:00 AM and midnight was 12:00 PM. Since
>> the proliferation of digital devices, it has been the opposite.
>> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.|92 State Street|Suite 700|Boston, MA 02109-2004
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