It's a line from a Hank Williams song, but it kind of sums up a couple of things at work lately.
The first was an invitation issued to existing MBA programme members to attend a trial workshop of for a new module. The response was pretty overwhelming and rapid, and a number of people found themselves on a waiting list. It's probably one of those irreconcilable aspects of a Distance Learning course that there's just never enough face-to-face workshops to satisfy the hunger for knowledge and human desire not to miss out on stuff that's new.
The other was an invitation emailed out to many thousands of people who are part of the Henley alumni group (as well as those now on the MBA) to join a Henley group on LinkedIn. Within hours of its launch, the group had 1,000 members. Something in LinkedIn's computers must have then blown a fuse and decided that this group was not accepting any new members, uh-uh, no sirree-bob, no way.
So this morning I had several hundred 'what's-going-on?' emails, many of which were very disgruntled. It's at times like these that I despise technology, which in this case has managed to create more work than it saved.
I hope we (or, LinkedIn) sort this out soon, and we can actually start using the group there for networking.