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Chronological Archive • September 2002
September 24, 2002
It won't always look this bad

The heading at the top of this, now, as I enter this, has got to be as ugly a mess as you've ever seen at the top of a blog anywhere. But it will get better. Like I say, I'll learn. The original plan was for the EDUCATION bit to be much bigger, right across the page, and that is still the plan. However, Alex and I got stuck into other stuff when we had our start-up session, and this mere holding pattern ended up being it, for the time being. Again, "literacy" doesn't really describe this posting. I ought to have a heading for "illiteracy".

Things can only get better.

The next posting will be about the philosophy of this blog.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 11:09 PM
Category: Literacy
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Brian's Education

Well here it is, the first entry in Brian's Education Blog. The ambiguity is deliberate. Does this mean a blog about Brian's education, or Brian's blog about education? Both, of course, and I'm starting, inevitably, with my education in the art of blogging. Alex Singleton of Liberty Log, who has got me this far, put up three randomly selected postings he'd prepared earlier, and I've tried to get rid of these, but seem not to be able to. Oh well. I'll learn.

Here are two contrasting ways of doing things. One: you have everything ready beforehand and you launch it fully formed on an astonished world. Two, the way I do things. I start slowly and carefully, one thing at a time. I don't have a launch date at which the fireworks immediately start to happen. I just pick up the balloon and start puffing into it, very, very slowly, and hope that it eventually ends up looking good and doesn't explode in my face.

Since I can't remember how to change the categories Alex did for me, I've chosen "literacy", as in computer literacy.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 10:24 PM
Category: Literacy
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