Friday, December 30, 2005
A while back, Dr S and I had several discussions of Form versus Content.
I went home and thought about that for a while, and wrote down "Form -- Content -- Process" on a slip of paper, which I promptly lost. We didn't return to the topic, so I didn't think about it very much until the piece of paper turned up during pre-Christmas tidying.
Earlier today, I was thinking about that in connection with my Kvack blog, which has been a while between posts.
Maybe I was neglecting Kvack because I was too concerned with Form -- about having a good photo, or being able to write well.
Maybe I was neglecting Kvack because I was too concerned with Content -- about having something significant to report.
But maybe I should be less concerned with that and more concerned with the Process of simply blogging there now and then.
I tried to write about these thoughts there, then decided to take a break and go build something.
Not feeling up to much challenge, I chose Duplo.
And I think I thereby demonstrated that a project may have significant weaknesses in both Form and Content, but still be important.
Often, Process is the real purpose and benefit of Block Play.