Learning to Type

As I’m typing this, my girlfriend is sitting here next to me on her computer, valiantly trying to install Movable Type on her server. She has a moderate level of experience with Perl and configuring CGI scripts, but she’s been struggling with it for hours.

It makes me glad that I spent US$35 (back before the cost went up five dollars) to have the Six Apart team install it for me, especially since I have so little expertise in the back-end details that a Movable Type installation requires. And it makes me think, too, that Six Apart’s upcoming TypePad, a kind of hosted version of Movable Type, is going to be a huge hit. The service will effectively help more people like me, who have only a passing knowledge of the ins and outs of Web servers, clear that hurdle and get on to creating interesting blogs.


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