In this case the son has two of his own, the younger now old enough to
attend school 5 days a week.
But Nick may have gotten something from having computers at home from
the earliest days of PCs.
He has done lots more with web sites that I'll ever do - e.g.,
cartotalk.com - which he did on his own
for a few years, now has outside $ to keep it going. It's a place for
cartographers (map-makers) to
share information. His own site is springercartographics.com . I say
proudly that he has real design sense.
Yes, I do have more than a few gray hairs.
Bess Kapetanis wrote:
> Yes, let's listen to (and solicit ideas from)our kids. They are the digital natives and too often without a seat at the table when educational decisions are being made, ironically, on their behalf.
> Bess Kapetanis
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> Subject: Setting up a web site using Word Press (not only for blogging)
> I recently asked my son a question about how to do something on the web, he answered a much more general question, about a framework for a new web site.
> He suggested I try Word Press, public domain blogging software, as the framework for a new web site. He suggested that the blog portions don't even need to be used, but that the rest of the framework provides a structure for all sorts of possible add-ons.
> I've been using bluehost (at his suggestion) for web hosting. All I had to do was click a few buttons, and a previously web-page-less domain name was up and running.
> Amazingly easy.
> My bare-bones site - nothing but scaffolding yet - is at systalk.org
> The administration stuff I've played with so far has been intuitive, easy to use.
> "Highly Recommended"