Speaking of ideal environments, how could I have forgotten blogging environments in my last post?
Not that I really know much. And not that you care. Anyway, a typical recent Diebold family exchange says it all:
Daughter 1: Dad, why are you doing a stupid blog?
Me: I'm not sure. And it's not stupid. And thanks for your support.
Daughter 1: And why are you doing your stupid blog using stupid Google Blogger?
Me: I'm not sure. And thanks for your support.
Daughter 1: No cool bloggers use Blogger. Only old people who don't know any better. You should use WordPress.
Me: What are you talking about? What's WordPress? All my blogging friends use Blogger.
Daughter 1: They're all old people who don't know any better.
Daughter 2: Don't listen to her, Dad -- Blogger is perfectly fine and totally cool.
Wife: What's a blog?
In my experience regarding e-matters, the youngest is generally right. So Daughter 2 (age 14) wins -- for now I'm staying with Blogger. I'm delighted that Blogger is cool, and that by implication I'm cool.