What I love about the webFeb 7 2006
Right now, A List Apart is asking its readers what they love or hate about the web. I just sent off mine, but I thought I'd put it here so it doesn't go to waste if they don't include it in their next issue:
What do I love about the web? Anybody can have a voice. It just takes one person with something to say to make a huge difference. The whole world is having a discussion at a round table. Everybody is an expert. Education, social status, location, race, gender, etcetera are completely irrelevant. All that matters are thoughts and ideas.
Not merely an ideological utopian vision, we are already living this reality. Blogs are not simply a new trend in marketing and journalism, but the beginning of a fundamental shift in the way the world interacts. We, the people, run the world. We are growing less reliant on government and big business to get things done and are doing things ourselves. Together, we can do anything, and nobody can stop us.
If you want to submit yours, they say:Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name, e-mail address, and occupation, and a statement giving us permission to publish your remarks. We reserve the right to edit responses for length and to correct spelling errors.
Update: Indeed, mine was included. I even got to have little AJAX and DOM sweethearts beside mine :)