This looks very, um, different. Zip code days? Far fetched with little potential in my mind. "Our snowboarding tracks will become known as some of the world's best." "From your responses to our survey, an indoor free fall ride is inevitable." How tall is this dome supposed to be? I'm not sure about this idea... *** Edited 6/18/2004 7:54:39 PM UTC by MarimbaGuy87***
Looks like a joke that made the news. Of course, it could also be a few very successful businessmen and financial planners who made the mistake of creating the website themselves. Anything is possible.
I have read about this park on other boards, I still somewhat believe the story, as it has been in the news, and certainly some little kid isn't going to be working with the press making up a fake theme park (if so, the news reporter wh oreported it is gonna be fired). As far as the website, it seems extremely amateaurish, but it could be because the owner is not much of a website designer, and it was thrown u pto get some info about to the GP.
We'll all find out eventually if ground is ever broken.
After reading this thread, I had to take a look at the OIAAC web site. From what people were saying, I was expecting a really bad site. However, it doesn't look that bad, on a web-design level. True, it isn't very polished, but it looks a lot better than 75% of the small business web sites I see created by so-called "professional" web companies.
Searching Google, I found another OIAAC site at http://wendelles.wcpss.net/index2.htm. The server belongs to an elementary school (Wendell Gifted/Talented Magnet Elementary). I'm not sure if Mr. Shearer, the school's fourth grade web instructor and webmaster, is in on the joke (he's from the Pittsburgh area), or whether he just copied OIAAC's web page for educational purposes.
In any case, the OIAAC web page author could probably benefit from additional English (Language Arts) classes. If your writing skills aren't good it is difficult to fool people, and it is even more difficult to gain the trust of investors.
Edit: URL formatting *** Edited 6/19/2004 4:22:07 PM UTC by James Ben***