Friday, December 30, 2005

Form versus Content? Or Process?

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 this 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 here, then decided to take a break and go build something.

Not feeling up to much challenge, I chose Duplo.

And ended upblogging on this very topic in my BlockPlay blog.

And I think I thereby demonstrated that a project may have significant weaknesses in both Form and Content, but still be important.

Often, I decided Process is the real purpose and benefit of Block Play.

And perhaps of blogging as well.