Comedy

Tom McGee [Beta]

Have you noticed how many things on-line these days are marked “beta”? Scrabble on Facebook is a Beta. I guess that’s so you can’t sue them because their dictionary won’t accept “texting” as a word (it won’t — I just checked). Salon.com, a news site I followed during the Florida recount, is a Beta. Does that mean it maybe never happened?

So I’m thinking about becoming legally Tom McGee [Beta]. That way when I make my inevitable mistake on a project, forget a birthday, or make an inappropriate joke at a party I can excuse myself because, hey, I’m just a Beta version.

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