Friday, December 30th, 2005
This weblog has been running for two years and its seen a few permutations. I think it’s an excellent thing, the weblog. With the weblog comes the habit of writing and reading in this space, making links, reading off into the hyperzones of the web. This habit is important. It seems to me that people choose to take part and are doing so, and this habit or virtue can quickly become a necessity. Writing and reading.
But this habit is also the weblog’s greatest weakness as a teaching tool. When I introduced my wife to the weblog after buying her a laptop happy with wifi, she quickly took up the habit and now reads them regularly. The habit, however, can’t be forced, and the inclination to open people to the possibilities won’t necessarily lead to anything profitable if the habit conflicts with others.