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RE: The Commercialization of Web Accessibility


From: Kynn Bartlett
Date: Dec 20, 2001 12:03AM

At 7:03 PM -0600 12/19/01, Jim Thatcher wrote:
>I think it is arrogant, Kynn, for you to post the same eleven hundred word
>message on each of three lists (WebAIM, WebWatch and WAI IG) which have a
>large common following. Thank you, though, for not making the post
>simultaneously; at least we didn't have to follow the discussion repeated on
>three lists. I am amazed how much time you (and others) have to initiate,
>read and respond to list traffic!

I'm amazed, Jim Thatcher, how you can yourself participate in huge
threads over little tiny niggling details of tag trivia, and then have
the balls to publicly blast me as "arrogant" for raising what I feel is
a serious and important issue -- and please do note that I'm not the only
one who feels this is worth discussing.

(For example, I see 11 posts by you on the 508 list in 3 days about
how to mark up @scope and other attributes for tables; you've also posted
a number of messages to the WAI IG this month, too.)

I understand that you may disagree with me, and you're free to do so,
but could you please try to not be such a hypocrite (and smugly self-
righteous) if you've decided you absolutely MUST be a jerk to me?

And that is what you're doing, Jim, by starting your reply with a
personal attack and insult. (Plus an inaccuracy -- I never posted
this to WebWatch, although I did post this to three, on-topic mailing

And, yes, I did mean to post this publicly, because I don't appreciate
this kind of public abuse from you. Disagree with the points I may
make, but please don't come in with personal insults just because
you have decided -- for whatever reason -- that you don't like me.
That's just pretty damn childish, and I don't intend to take it.

- --Kynn

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