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Re: QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 15:30:14 -0400
Message-ID: <376163C6.3B83B0B3@clark.net>
To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
CC: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I stated early in the week that this is outside the scope of the wai
which seeks to make things web accessible.  this means in this context
that they must be get atable.  what happens once they are gotten is
not the problem of the way but may be the problem of the w3c.

jonathan chetwynd wrote:
> You still appear to be missing the point that all the precise definitions
> are worthless, if they do not suit the purpose.
> Clocks come in many forms, we all want ones that work, caesium might have
> been the most accurate, but you wouldn't have worn one on your wrist when it
> was the de facto standard.
> A clock that only tells the time you want is a little dangerous, it may not
> run for long.
> The facility to claim that the maker told you that was how it kept the time
> is a conceit.
> W3C is obviously doing some fine work
> It is evident that there is  a gross lack of knowledge concerning illiteracy
> within WAI.
> This needs to be addressed.
> The writing will fall out later.
> jay@peepo.com
> Our site www.peepo.com is a drive thru.
> When you see a link of interest, click on it.
> Move the mouse to slow down.
> It is a graphical aid to browsing the www.
> We value your comments.

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