Letter From the Editor...
Back in January, the ‘fish staff launched the official Silverfish blog. We received this email a few days later.
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:53:58 -0800
From: Tom Dobrowolsky
Subject: New Silverfish on Feb. 6....
I think the blog idea is a neat trial. My one concern is that you are relying on an outside party, Blogspot. Why not set up a blog within the iSchool domain on iSchool machinery? WordPress, for example, is a fantastic platform and is trivially easy to set up and administer...and it has neat plug-ins should you want them. I believe the iSchool ASIST group is using it as their homepage.
Tom, iAlum and Silverfish alum
Our webmaster responds:
I have no desire to code that page and code the RSS and then train the next person on how to code RSS. They would say, "Why not just use an automated web page like Blogspot?"
It's an eternal Catch-22 and you can't satisfy everyone.
Thanks for asking Tom. We’ve been meaning to discuss how we came about using Blogspot. As the ASIS&T secretary, I can tell you that ASIS&T switched from WordPress because it was cantankerous and difficult to operate.
--Joyce Hansen, '06-'07 Silverfish Editor
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