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Re: your bloatware

From: P. T. Rourke <ptrourke@mediaone.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 09:01:55 -0400
Message-ID: <000601bf9d6c$cb221320$c3843ccf@psicorp.com>
To: <www-amaya@w3.org>
If you'd rather have your web pages look like they were printed out on a
teletype out of some misbegotten nostalgia, by all means, don't use CSS or
HTML 4.  Get out your Rainbow and hack a CP/M port of Lynx together, there
should still be some 300 Baud modems out there at yard sales.*

NOBODY in their right mind uses CSS or CVS or automake? How 20th century.
Rather, NOBODY in their right mind as their first response to encountering a
problem with a program launches a tirade at the developers; those in their
right mind describe the problem to the developers and hope they (collective;
referent: user and developers) can together isolate it and fix it.

P. T. Rourke
NOT affiliated with Amaya, W3C, or any of its members or affiliated entities

*The point being that if everyone had stuck with Rainbows and Apple IIs
there would be no web.  Nothing against Lynx, a very handy program; and you
certainly couldn't get Mosaic to work on a Rainbow

>   after wrestling with your sources for a few hours, i finally managed
> to make it compile.  all through the compilation i was expecting the
> thing to segfault in the end, and of course it did, thanks for wasting
> my time
>   and lastly, i should kick myself for even giving you a chance, given
> that i saw the words "style sheets" and HTML 4.0 and
> X-fill-in-your-favorite-information-overload-architechture
>   you know why nobody in their right mind uses style sheets or
> CVS or automake?  well, because all these things are designed to
> make life more complicated, and frankly there are still a few of
> us left that prefer to make life easier for ourselves, after all,
> that's what these machines were supposed to do in the first place,
> they're not there to create work for its own sake, or to give
> snobs computer jargon with witch they can discriminate others.
>   i don't know why i'm writing this to you, perhaps in retaliation
> for wasting my time.  i'm sure you'll read over this, understand it,
> and promply block it out of your mind, because you're too far along
> in your psychosis to turn back now, but what the hell, i gave it
> a try.
Received on Monday, 3 April 2000 09:02:00 UTC

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