Re: [In response to Dave Winer] The Web browser can and will evolve...

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Sat Sep 23 2000 - 20:43:48 PDT

On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Adam Rifkin wrote:

> I believe that Web developers are the most nimble group of developers
> the world has ever seen. Whenever they need something that doesn't
> exist, they find and extend something that's already out there, and/or
> whip up scripts on-the-fly to do new and often amazing things.

Now wait a minute... back up... none of that is by choice!

Web developers have to be nimble becasue every 3 days Netscape or
Microsoft or the W3C goes and changes the rules and fscks everyone over.
Because of this nothing mature ever evolves to use, forcing everyone to
hack stuff up on the fly. Constantly have to have the latest
<script>crashBrowser</script> or is it crashTheBrowser in
the latest spec... if statements a mile long to feed the browser the
correct java that's bug-compatable with that specific browser version.

Do not confuse nimble and innovative - with constantly screwed and doing
their best to catch up and still manage to sleep more then 3 hours a
night. Isn't being a rat in the web race just a joy :)

I'll be sticking to the same _working_ HTML 3.x I've been using for 5

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg -
  CTO, Mithral Communications & Design Inc.
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