[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.
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.
We are losing the capacity for attention. By which I mean the ability to focus on something and to think about it. And if we lose that ability, how then is God going to be the central, organizing thing in our lives? How are we going to become God-centered in our thoughts if we are fragmented in our thoughts? And God-honoring in our lives, if in fact our lives are just bits and pieces of information? That’s the problem.
A great interview by Tony Reinke at Desiring God with David Wells and Arthur Hunt. There’s also a good summary if you don’t want to listen to the whole thing.