Friday, December 28, 2001
what's hot what's not
p i x e l v i e w
- behind the screen with independent designers, developers and others.
Our current interview spotlights Joe Clark.
Toronto writer–accessibility obsessif–curmudgeon. He has also been on the Internet longer than most.
The continuing Decline and Fall
From Doc Searls comes this:
Brent Ashley used to be a Microsoftie:
I've been a tireless enthusiastic supporter of Microsoft and their products since 1980. BASIC-in-ROM, DOS, Windows, QuickBASIC, VB, IIS/ASP, IE, Word, Excel. I've been an MS developer and/or MSDN member personally or through employment since 1987. Microsoft's support for its developer community was without parallel.
I have been attempting to move to Linux myself, but with a large number of clients using Windows, my time has been spent with vunerabilities, patches, updates and the rest of the baggage that goes with supporting networks that use the internet for e-mail, surfing and general business software.
I really can't wait until I can provide a Linux solution for my clients.
The web works because HTML is an open system.
The majority of what you see on your screen is written in Hyper Text Markup Language. This language has been carefully created to extend the capabilities of what can be communicated from one computer to another. The source for this is the W3C World Wide Web Consortium.
The W3C holds a special position in our little world. We in concert, without clubs, memberships, secret handshakes, or free mouse pads, have decided to agree on the W3C Recommendations as the stone tablets of our universe of the web. We are here as these 'standards' are non-proprietary, open source, and do not 'belong' to anybody. This means that we have a baseline to begin our exploration and experimentation with what we can get to show up in a browser.
Previously December 23, 2001
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