Like many of us out there, there are a lot of demands for my time… and I keep putting off some of the high-tech “upgrades” I want to make at work.
The question is, are they really worth it anyway?
I should have a nice webpage – I should have my cv. online (plus links to publications), and current course syllabi and links to notes and useful webpages. But is it worth it? The university pays a significant amount of money to run a Blackboard system – which does more than my webpage would ever do (discussion forums, say) and is secure enough to post grades on. I could get away with just a formulaic page with contact info and a cv… right?
Should also help update the department webpage with an nifty RSS feed to help promote our public events.
But they seem like more trouble they then are worth – updating my webpage requires logging into the university VPN to access FrontPage (I’m a Mac user – and a PPC user at that, so no Parallels-ing into Windows land for me). Would love to add an RSS feed, but am I capable of keeping up with updates? Isn’t it just easier to do things the old-fashioned (non-internet) way?
Yeah. Might happen someday. Probably not. You can see how well I’ve done with blog posts….