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Re: [vox] The Dotties

It's like Eric Sate' turning down the Prix de Rome, writing something like

	It would have been better to never have even been nominated.


On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):
> > the dottie awards just suck.  the people in charge of dottie awards
> > haven't faintest clue about what a good website is.
> Historically, in the years leading up to the dot-com boom and bust, Web
> weeniedom was an easy-employment refuge for intellectual-lightweight
> desktop publishing people.  And that, of course, is exactly how Web
> design was invaded by the wackos who think it's both possible and
> desirable to control the fine details of browser presentation from the
> server end.
> I tried briefly to reason with such people, but you can't:  They've
> seen exactly what they want on their Quark Express... I mean Adobe
> Go-Live screens, and refuse to believe that they can't and shouldn't
> try to dictate that exact appearance on all Web browsers.  They'll
> gladly throw away all standards and dictates of common sense towards
> that end.  Their twisted little minds are just wired that way.
> You're right:  Being praised by them should be considered an
> embarrassment.
> --
> Cheers,     "Learning Java has been a slow and tortuous process for me.  Every
> Rick Moen   few minutes, I start screaming 'No, you fools!' and have to go
> rick@linuxmafia.com       read something from _Structure and Interpretation of
>             Computer Programs_ to de-stress."   -- The Cube, www.forum3000.org
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