Life is like that in many ways. We try hard to put meaning into it and challenge ourselves with project after project and, at the end, we just die and leave lots of loose ends. Fait unaccompli. As long as we did our best, though, we could claim that our existence has been more than a mere dash between the dates of our birth and our passing.
And so it is that this weekend, instead of waiting for our content management system, ning social network, online photo gallery, dspace project repository, venipedia wiki, and everything else to be "perfect", we will just release everything to our alumni with an email announcing the start of the 20th anniversary celebrations. It's about time! We've been making slow but steady progress all summer, but now it's time to get the message out and begin to tap into the creative powers of our 500+ alumni who can contribute to refining the various facets of our web 2.0 offerings and maybe move them toward perfection. The email will go out on Monday, so Kyle, Hamlet, Ilan and I met today to plan the final touches to create a somewhat uniform look and feel so we can be ready for our VPC alumni's scrutiny. Good enough! Off we go!