WordPress is a great content management system. I’ve used it for document management, as a brochure site for organizations I work with, for ebooks, and for this blog. I’ve recently turned on Automattic’s TwentySeventeen theme and ran into some presentation challenges. In hindsight, it made me realize – again – that you should populate some elements of WordPress posts even if you aren’t using them.
You might call it the voice of experience. Actually, it’s the voice of inexperience. When I started blogging on WordPress in 2012, I’d been blogging on a different platform prior to that. Some of the things you want to do when adding content – setting categories, adding tags – are obvious and universal.
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I think out loud a lot about library value but a second topic dear to my heart is service friction: what can we do to make access to services and information as frictionless as possible. Library card renewal is one of those things that you think we’d have mastered, but a recent experience contrasted two public libraries’ renewal process. One was great. And one wasn’t. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Library Cards”
One of the kids has been assigned an essay that discusses nemesis. I, of course, showed him Bricktop’s discourse on pig farmers and the meaning of nemesis. Then we were playing an online game and, mistaking stubborn for stalwart, I was awarded a Nemesis badge.
It got me thinking about nemeses and, the more I thought about it, I realized what a negative productivity impact the telephone has. The phone has become my business communications nemesis.
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I saw a tweet go by, years ago, that I can no longer find or attribute – that said essentially this:
only a lawyer would go to a weekend [other profession’s] continuing education seminar and come away thinking that they were an expert in [that subject matter].
There are lots of ways to do things but lawyers aren’t experts at everything. It might be that a person with a law degree can help to place a product or service in a legal context, or make it ready for the legal vertical. But there’s no need for a company starting up in the #legaltech world, or repositioning for it, to have a lawyer at its founding or even in its operations.
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I use Google News on the web and the app formerly known as Google Newsstand, now also known as Google News, on my Android devices. First the app and now the web version has been given a reboot. There are some interesting improvements, even though some content is submerged.
Continue reading “Google News Gets an Update”