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without even a word, And plenty of vision. was:Re: 3.7 in 1?

From: jonathan chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 09:03:39 +0000
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-Id: <01010309033900.01091@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 03 Jan 2001, Al Gilman wrote:

> Somehow we have to communicate both a first-among-equals status for text
> without going to Lombardiesque excess.  Yes, today, text is the most
> important thing; but definitely not the only thing.  

TV remains a far more important medium for most people, in the US, the UK and 
the world.
The fact is that many people would prefer a televisual type experience.
Its the publishing that's expensive, and of course download speeds can be 

I am finding it very hard to contribute to the WAI group at present due to 
the continual over statement of the importance of text.
Text is almost an irrelevance, look out the window, do you see semantic 
letters floating around, I dont. It was a necessary state for the web to pass 

Most of existence continues without even a word,
And plenty of vision.

Jonathan Chetwynd
Learning Difficulties teacher(IT)
Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2001 04:08:20 UTC

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