Mark Pilgrim has an eloquent post about reasons why open source software is good, and it’s not about the money. He’s switched to WordPress, as hordes of other bloggers are doing. I haven’t researched the alternatives, but WordPress does look good. Not sufficient for my students, but I’ve got half a year to work that out. WordPress have even set up an installation you can play with – simply log in as admin/demo. The installation looks a lot simpler than the Moveable Type installation, except I’m going to find out what my server’s MySQL setup is. Which shouldn’t be too hard.