Monday, August 11, 2008

News Travel Fast!

A few moments ago, the postman delivered the latest TIME magazine to my mailbox. I was quite shocked to see the Olympic flame on the cover. Didn't the Opening Ceremony just take place not too long ago? How did the story get written so quickly and then put into the magazine to be posted to subscribers?
Today is 11 August, a Monday. Yesterday was Sunday. Saturday was 9 August; Singapore's Independence Day, which was a public holiday. So the post office wasn't opened that day. If I received the magazine today, technically it means that the magazine was posted to the post office by Saturday afternoon. But that's not possible because of the holiday. So it would have been posted by Friday afternoon instead. But that's not possible because the Opening Ceremony was held on Friday night? I'm beginning to think that news do travel too fast nowadays...

5 comments:

maverick said...

Could the pictures be taken at an earlier rehearsal?

Jan said...

Yeah that was what I thought too! :)

DK said...

Nah, they couldn't have taken the photos earlier. China kept it a secret.

I guess Times Magazine has a special queue with Singpost which allows them to have the magazine delivered on the day it was posted.

Well... guess they need that to fight with the speed of the new media. :D

eiji said...

elementary my friend.
don't you remember how you wrote book reviews before you read the book?

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I think in contrast to the Olympic flame proper, the torch relay of modern times which transports the flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem at the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics