The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 October 2004

The Dell you say

Dell is hiring in Oklahoma City.

Next month, the computer manufacturer will start construction on a new facility for its Oklahoma City sales center to replace the space they currently borrow from Hertz; the workforce will grow from 250 to 700 and could eventually reach as high as 3,000.

I misheard the location on the announcement and for a moment thought that they were going to locate in suburban Del City, prompting a brief reverie about the possibility of adding a letter to the town's name. ("Del" was Delaphene Campbell, daughter of city founder George Epperly.) As it happens, the new facility will be located off SW 15th Street at I-44, in an abandoned park once set aside for river development that never happened.

And now that I think about it, I'm due for a new computer.

Posted at 8:00 AM to City Scene

I used to be a confirmed Dell hater. (it's a reflexive function of being a MacHead)

That is, until my employer became a customer. They are good folks - really treat us right.

I'm thrilled they're here. I'm glad they're outsourcing - to Oklahoma. Someone should tell John Kerry.

Posted by: Dan at 8:19 AM on 29 October 2004

John Kerry wouldn't recognize this state if you parachuted him into the middle of the Capitol complex on Lincoln.

Not that I'm suggesting anyone should try that, of course.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:34 AM on 29 October 2004

Everyone knows he would come up the river in a swiftboat.

Just tell him OKC is in Cambodia; he'll find it.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:54 AM on 29 October 2004

And we want him her *why*, exactly?!?!?

Posted by: Bobbert at 12:05 PM on 29 October 2004

I'm all for parachuting him into Oklahoma.....with a defective chute.

Posted by: unimpressed at 3:27 PM on 29 October 2004