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Re: CSS is doomed (10 years per version ?!?)

From: Tonico Strasser <tonico@hotpop.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 21:33:04 +0200
Message-ID: <42C448F0.4010707@hotpop.com>
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Orion Adrian schrieb:

> My mother, who isn't involved in this debate, has stated on several
> occasions that she loves what Microsoft did when they became a
> monopoly. I asked her why and her answer was surprising. She said that
> when Microsoft became the standard, everything worked. She no longer
> had to worry about this working or that working. She no longer had to
> deal with multiple programs trying to interoperate: everything just
> worked.
> 
> This is still the foundation of Microsoft development. It is their
> slogan and it appears on their products: "Play for Sure". Users don't
> care about how developers do it, they only care that they do. They
> hate that there are subtle or major differences between applications.
> They don't understand it and they don't care. From a typical user's
> perspective, IE is correct and Mozilla, Opera and Safari are broken.
> Why? Because features work on IE that don't work elsewhere. Is this
> because authors coded for IE? YES!, but it's a moot point since users
> only care about sucess.

My father is also not involved in this debate, and he is very happy with 
his new sans-Microsoft OS, everything he needs works very stable (and I 
can support him more efficiently). So what's your point? ;)

Tonico
Received on Thursday, 30 June 2005 19:32:59 GMT

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