I had a blog before I knew what a blog was. The internet version of a quarterly newsletter, lovingly hand-coded with table cells that looked like index card tabs, and every quarter I recoded everything to keep it up to date. Imagine my surprise when I joined a giant organization and discovered I’d have to do the same thing to publish a stream of press releases. No way. The IT department could not understand. Still can’t. Seven years on and they’ve just finished day four of an upgrade to the CMS, which still isn't finished. And I still blog.
2021-12-08: Well, that last one is not strictly true, in that it is no longer available. But I have all the stuff, and the domain, and I will get round to publishing it again.
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