Complexity conundrum

21 Nov

The simpler things become, the more complex they are. It used to be possible to tinker with a car engine; today, cars usually work. When they don’t, it’s over to the experts.

I remember editing autoexec.bat and config.sys files to update the settings on an old MS-DOS PC; now we rely on the system to work, and there’s not much most of us can do but turn to an expert when it doesn’t perform as expected.

This is a roundabout way to thank Carys Samuel, a first year PR student, who has designed my new blog banner. (The photograph was taken by another student, Victoria Crampton). Unfortunately, uploading it has revealed my lack of proficiency in HTML and CSS – so the original blog name has yet to be removed. My fault. I’m working on it. I’m trying to learn new tricks. Typepad customer support has been good so far – but why must things be so complex?

UPDATE: I plunged in, holding my breath and with my eyes closed – and fixed the double banner problem.

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