Editor’s Notebook: 2/2/11

Jeff Genung

• Finally some good news from that rascally rodent in Punxsutawney … spring is coming early! If you believe it, it will come true.

• I have seen the future, and it is digital. Been checking out the brainchild of media mogul Rupert Murdoch on my iPad today. It’s an app called “The Daily,” and it purports to be the platform’s first dedicated “newspaper.” It’s more magazine-y in looks, but at first glance it’s pretty slick. Is this where we’re headed? I’ll expand on that in my column on Friday. You know, the one printed in ink on paper?

• Speaking of the Internet, once again we were the first to give you details on that bar-fight death in Smithville Flats over the weekend. Today’s update on evesun.com reveals the autopsy report ruled the cause of death a homicide. No charges have been filed yet, but I suspect it won’t be long. Stay tuned.

• I wish you could have heard the geek-gasms being experienced by Brian and Tyler in the newsroom this morning as they discussed the prospect of playing video games on the big screen at the Colonia Theater. At least I have the good sense to play with my vintage Star Trek action figures only in the privacy of my own home.