Re: More thoughts

Mark Connolly (connolly@hookup.net)
Fri, 28 Oct 1994 08:17:07 -0500


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Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 08:17:07 -0500
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
From: connolly@hookup.net (Mark Connolly)
Subject: Re: More thoughts
Cc: northrup@chuma.cas.usf.edu

Dylan Northrup <northrup@chuma.cas.usf.edu> said/wrote:

>So, you intend to make HTML the COBOL of mark-up languages, eh?
>
><condescension>
>For people who don't want to learn the markups, give them a nice
>front-end, some snazzy buttons and (of course) make it Windoze
>compatible.  Pretty soon, you'll have executives, secretarys, and anyone
>else who wants to claim they're on the "Information Superhighway."
>cluttering up the bandwidth with their witless prattle and annoying tripe.
></condescension>
>
>Suddenly we have people wanting to do things before knowing what they are
>doing.
>        </cite>"You were so busy trying to figure out if you could do
>something,
>        you never stopped to think if you should"</cite>
>
>                -- paraphrased from Jurassic Park.
>
>Some things should be left to professionals and those willing to expend a
>little effort to actually learn what the hell they are doing.
>

Well, as a graphic design professional, I "program" in Postscript every
day. I don't need to worry about syntax or arrays or variables, because the
people who designed the high level "programming languages" I use made all
that stuff transparent to me. Right now, Adobe Illustrator is my favourite
Postscript programming tool. The code that it generates works great with
any system (ie, my laser printer, my service bureau's image setter,
Acrobat) that understands Postscript.

By not having to focus on the low level details, I'm free to concentrate on
_design_. Beats coding.:-)

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Mark Connolly
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