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Re: [css3-ui] Problems with :read-only and :read-write

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 08:13:02 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200508040713.j747D2q01167@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> care about semantics. So I'm not really seeing the market forces
> you're talking about. This is not a problem that will solve itself on
> that end.

In any case, web design works in a media type market, where there
immediate customer is often the advertiser and not the consumer.  It also
operates in a world where technology is sold on surface appearence and
even on the quality of the adverts as entertainment in their own right,
rather than on the fundamental quality of the technology.

I suspect, whilst users often complain about difficulty, they often
have a false sense of difficulty and actually equate the real difficulty
with a feeling of status in having mastered the technology, whilst 
condemning the simpler interfaces as difficult.  Basically, if they
think that something is high technology, they accept the difficulty,
when they would reject lesser difficulty in something they believe
is not state of the art.

Older users, using computers for the first time, are not impressed by
the technology and see the real difficulty and reject the technology.
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