Why Wasn't I Consulted [Link]

May 21, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

A timely article linked by Gruber.1 Paul Ford's take is one of the best things I've read all week. Smart.

Brace yourself for the initial angry wave of criticism: How dare you, I hate it, it's ugly, you're stupid. The Internet runs on knee-jerk reactions. People will test your work against their pet theories: It is not free, and thus has no value; it lacks community features; I can't believe you don't use dotcaps, lampsheets, or pixel scrims; it is not written in Rusp or Erskell; my cat is displeased. The ultimate question lurks beneath these curses: why wasn't I consulted?

  1. I really like Gruber's style in linking to an appropriate response written by someone else about different events.