Polemic

by on September 28, 2004

There’s been an upsurge in deep thinking about development process at work over the last few days, and I’ve been in somewhat expansive mood.

With apologies to Martin Luther King:

“I have a dream that one day the web development community will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that technology serves the user experience.” I have a dream that one day in the cafes of Hoxton, project managers, experience architects, web developers and the clients that pay for all their work will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even AKQA, an agency sweltering in the heat of Flash animations, proprietary browser scripting and user oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of best practice. I have a dream that my children will one day use web sites that lead them to information they want, that benefit business and society in equal measure. I have a dream today.”

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