Servers and Intelligence

This semester–Spring 2006–WebCT Vista is having a particularly difficult time finding its server, lovingly displaying DNS errors. This software trudges through itself. The digestion of information is slow. Vista is a learning and teaching environment. So is a classroom. But the room in which I teach has a functioning door. The lights work; the desks, while uncomfortable, are shaped to admit the human body in seated position, and the way it organizes the bodies in it works relatively well.