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Archive for July, 2015

The Questioners

Peter-Paul Kock:

[T]he IE6 era forced us to think about what we web developers really wanted. We had to define and defend every single feature we requested … and set priorities.

Two links hardly prove a thing, and there are plenty of people who disagree. But there’s been a recent trend questioning the web we’ve created (c.f. The Verge’s Web Sucks) and I tend to side with the questioners.

Posted on July 28th, 2015 | Software, Technology

Software Treadmill

Maciej Cegłowski:

Rather than offer users persuasive reasons to upgrade software, vendors insist we look on upgrading as our moral duty. The idea that something might work fine the way it is has no place in tech culture.

From his talk, “Web Design: The First 100 Years” – an insightful take on how the tyranny of the new has shaped web and tech culture.

Posted on July 21st, 2015 | Software, Technology