It may seem that I was trying to be arch, amusing or ironic by sending out an announcement email for this column with the subject "Insert Subject Line Here." I don't imagine I am either the first or last person to do that. My old email notification vendor sold out to a new company with a different interface that I have yet to master; this morning, I see the error message "Missing Subject Line." But, of course, I can't blame it solely on AWeber. I didn't RTFM. On the other hand, recent experience with Docusign shows me that a website UI is perfectly capable of saying, "This seems such a dumb error that we are going to keep you from pushing GO."
Not that such interfaces are perfect. The pop-up dialog "Did you really mean to delete this item" has failed me more often than it has served me, as I mindlessly click yes first, then do my thinking later.
Anyway, I choose to hope you found it amusing and decided to stop by for a look anyway. This redoubles my resolve to post something next week, in the hopes of becoming sufficiently familiar with the interface to use it properly in the future, or, at the very least, to actually look at the test email AWeber forces me to send myself before sending the mass mailing. In my defense, I did check the link to the column, so I know that worked (I have failed to properly set up that link in the past).
Nobody's perfect. As Paul Krugman pointed out this morning, we need leaders who can admit error. I am not throwing my hat in the ring, but my already strong affinity for Joe Biden has increased with this consideration, as has my disdain for Donald "Never made a mistake" Trump.
Oops! Politics. Well, that's an old tradition in PSACOT, going back a half-century, so why stop now?