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From: Kim Brooks Wei <kimi@kimbwei.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 01:46:14 -0500
Message-Id: <a05111b02b9eb6c04b9ba@[]>
To: Lloyd Wood <L.Wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>

>On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Kim Brooks Wei wrote:
>>  My own case is different from many others who do not have a strong
>>  tech background. For one thing, I am a small business developer by
>>  trade. I was able to spot the importance to the small business
>>  community of developing technical awareness several years ago and
>>  have made this type of R & D my principle and foremost concern as a
>>  business services professional. I'm willing to struggle through natty
>>  technical issues until I am able to resolve them because the "bridge"
>>  service which I provide to connect my clients with the resources of
>>  the tech world is an increasingly important component of the work I
>>  do, as well as being a very essential service and one which not very
>>  many individuals are able to provide.
>So, you exist to exploit, explain and leverage the information gap
>between the knowledgeable/aware few and the unaware but needful
>many, and admit it's an opportunity for you...
>>  I believe that w3c is overestimating the technical ability of its
>>  community of potential users and is also unaware of how little
>>  understood web standards are by individuals not directly associated
>>  with their evolution.
>...and yet you object to the w3c's work providing a similar
>imformation gap and opportunity for people like you to explain,
>exploit, and bridge?
>Oh, the hypocrisy!
>(You might want to check out e.g. www.webstandards.org, which exists
>  within this gap. Unless your organisation is paying membership fees to
>  the w3c, you're unlikely to be directly associated with the standards
>  evolution.)

Lloyd, is your background French, by chance? I have a charming 
pen-pal in Nice whose sense of humour is equally satirical.



Kim Brooks Wei
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