Playing with Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ~Arthur C. Clarke

I mambo, you mambo, we all mambo

Today I set up some Mambo installations on my office computer. It was dead simple to install Mambo, not so simple to customize the look, and a little confusing in organization. The most puzzling thing for me is the apparent inability to link from one static content item to another static content item in an intuitive manner. I would like to be able to highlight text and use the Insert Link tool to accomplish this, but one doesn’t know the address of the other static content item. The user manual, of which there is little, does not give any indication that this is possible.

Maybe this is my first encounter with a Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 way of thinking about things. I’m trying to replicate a static website in an age of dynamic content. A transition to Mambo will require a huge rewiring of people’s brains regarding how they think of their websites.