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Re: editorial

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 19:09:04 -0500
Message-Id: <199811180008.TAA00159@strato-fe0.ultra.net>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, love26@gorge.net
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
As the old saying goes, "Fight fire with fire" -- I contacted a good friend
of mine at the Globe -- Hiawatha Bray. He'll be coming out with a response
to the Post article in the Globe. 

All-in-all this bodes well for the disabilities/accessibility community --
press and media = awareness.



At 02:47 PM 11/17/98 -0800, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 12:27 p.m. 11/17/98 -0800, William Loughborough wrote:
>>WL:: Perhaps the Web is "already there" because in fact there are not
>>other means of access to this information in many places.  Try on  a
>>Sunday to get information from a transit company.  Increasingly the Web
>>is the main source. 
>The web _will_ be the ONLY main source soon.  This is the future.
>The world is heading that way.
>The steps that we take NOW, the fights we fight and the battles we
>win at the EARLY stages of the game, will mean EVERYTHING to future
>accessibility for everyone.
>That is why it's so vitally important to get the word out NOW, and
>make our presence heard, because otherwise those "without" (without
>the latest tech, without a big budget for hardware, without the
>ability to see, without a fast connection) will be left behind,
>possibly forever.
>(I'm not disagreeing with William.  I'm just venting some more.)
>Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>             http://www.idyllmtn.com/~kynn/
>Chief Technologist & Co-Owner, Idyll Mountain Internet; Fullerton, California
>Enroll now for web accessibility with HTML 4.0!   http://www.hwg.org/classes/
>The voice of the future?   http://www.hwg.org/opcenter/w3c/voicebrowsers.html

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