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Saturday, November 18, 2000
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Thursday, November 16, 2000
If you believe everything you read, especially if everything you read nowadays comes in some sort of punditry from the Web, you already know the cry: Netscape is dead. Microsoft rules.
I'm here to tell you a little something. If you're a web developer, listen close: It's YOUR fault.
So links that once looked like this:
now look like this:
That should entice the spiders into following the link, which they won't do if they see ".asp?". At least not normally. I can't figure out why this search yields a result for a page on glish.com whose URL contains ".asp?". But there are other things to worry about.
Wednesday, November 15, 2000
The untold story of the Microsoft antitrust case and what it means for the future of Bill Gates and his company.
Accusations from Daniel Cody (of Evolt):
...the only thing they [The WaSP] actually want to do is bitch and moan about things. Even if Mozilla or Netscape were 100% compliant, they'd still find something to bitch about. IMHO, they should try making some constructive contributions to Mozilla and the like, otherwise, they have no right to complain about them.A defense from The WaSP's Steve Champeon:
I have zero respect for a 'lobby group' that constructs opinions based on popular opinion of the day (example) to rattle up press coverage from trade rags.
I think that the primary contribution of the WSP has been to educate the press, using the only tool we really have available to us, the press release, and in that regard, we've been remarkably successful - note that before we started, standards weren't even registering on reviewers' radar. Now they are at the forefront, as you can see in the CNET review, for example.Further defense from The WaSP's Jeffrey Zeldman:
"Rattling up press coverage from the trade rags" was exactly how we managed to get everyone focused on web standards. The "trade rags" shifted public opinion, and that helped persuade the browser makers to take developers seriously when we said we needed support for standards.
OUR CONSUMER CULTURE IS OUT OF CONTROL. Once, we shopped to buy what we needed, period. Now that we don't need much, we shop for other reasons: to impress each other, to fill a void, to kill time. A mere 20% of the earth's population uses 80% of its natural resources. Our overconsumption is killing the planet.
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