I’m working on the department website, which is doing a lovely job of helping train me up for other things.

I find that the approach I prefer is to talk to the office: “okay, how is it done now? How do you want it to work?”

And then to talk to the tech: “okay, this is what we want it to do.”

And it seems inefficient—why don’t they just talk to each other? But I feel as though I have the sort of structural mind that has a understanding of what we can demand of technology, and how things might be streamlined, while also having a sense of what the office needs, and what people will need from it.

Plus, the old system produced some seriously inefficient crap. Let’s try it my way for a while.