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RE: Joe Clark book review from pcpro

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 12:32:14 -0500
To: <tim@wiseguysonly.com>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENEEHHDDAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

Two More Cents worth...

Joe Clark is generally on the money regarding accessibility.  His
opinionated writing style can be abrasive and occasionally borders on
vitriol, which bothers some (including myself) who live by the old saw my
grandmother taught me "... you catch more flies with sugar than you do with
salt...".  That said, I cannot question his experience or knowledge of the
subject matter, although I occasionally hold differing opinions than he.

Another emerging point is that the PCPro web site is a stellar example of an
inaccessible commercial web site - and while regular readers of this List
really don't need to be shown how bad it can get out there, we occasionally
feel the need to remind each other... perhaps not that useful, but it *is*
frustrating when it concerns an on-line article abut web accessibility.

But dumb Tim?  I don't think so...


> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Isofarro
> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 4:02 AM
> To: tim@wiseguysonly.com; WAI-IG
> Subject: Re: Joe Clark book review from pcpro
> From: "Tim Roberts" <tim@wiseguysonly.com>
> Subject: Re: Joe Clark book review from pcpro
> > Is this list about:
> > Accessibility?
> > Mocking people who promote accessibility?
> > Anti Joe Clarke?
> > What a dumb thread this has really been.
> If the impression of my post is that I am mocking Joe Clark, then I submit
> my most humble apologies.
> Joe Clark's book is an excellent and refreshing piece on accessibility. It
> is a book I heartily recommend to anyone doing webdesign that is
> interested
> in creating cutting edge accessible websites - heck anyone doing web
> development should read this book. Even people who "get"
> accessibility that
> suffer from others mis-labelling them as "academics" (that would be me).
> There are a few minor glitches with the book, but none of it detracts from
> the quality of Joe's work. And these are the only things picked up by the
> original PCPro review.
> Let me just be clear: I am a fan of this book, and Joe Clark has my utmost
> respect.
> Mike
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