A professor in my department presented his website at a recent workshop and declared “I’m an example that even dummies can make websites.” It’s true. These days, it doesn’t take much technical knowledge to make your own set of pages on the web.
I started out like this. I graduated from college in 2008 with a degree in biology and a general dread of computers. I never thought it would be possible for me to make a website, much less something like this one. I resented the technical jargon in a manner similar to George Carlin:
“I’ve been uplinked and downloaded. I’ve been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing; I know the downside of upgrading. I’m a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bicoastal mutlitasker, and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond.”
(from his “Ode to the Modern Man,” 2004)