Thursday, May 21, 2009

Too Much Info - Or Not

One of the things that people bring up about our current age of technology is that "There is too much information out there. It's overwhelming."

Well, that's true in many cases. But, not always so much when it comes to Montana road racing. Between, the yellowstone rim runners site, Big Sky Wind Drinkers, Butte's Piss and Moan runners and some of the other web sites - it's pretty easy to find calendars of races and be able to plan your race schedule pretty far out in advance.

Okay, so you get done with the race and want to find out how you did. Back in the day, the paper's were pretty good about putting results in the agate type. But, in the internet age, the papers have largely left that up to the races.

But, it's amazing how many of the races, especially the smaller ones - don't have a follow up system to post results. And, it's too bad. The result is that some good performances probably go unnoticed since no one ever sees the final results.

In the big picture, it's a pretty minor problem. But, still worthy of jumping up on the soap box for a minute or two.

The Muddy Buzzard

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