We’re all the same on the net
Before going to London this year to @media 2006 I was quite sure that the local web scene is as bad as it gets and that in other “more developed” countries clients know more about the web and developers are more skilled. I was utterly disappointed when I was told by other attendees from various European countries that I was wrong. It seems that this ignorance towards new web technologies and to the real power of the web is widespread.
I was reminded today when I read Rogers post (you can see him here not drinking). The fact that this is true all over the place makes me think about the future of the web.
In a possible future I see the extinction of competent web developers because everybody will presume that all web developers are phoneys. The sort of destiny that probably happened to psychics, magicians and others now known as “charlatans”. Maybe some actually do see the future and can make an elephant disappear – who knows…
Hopefully this won’t happen before the global cooling. If it does I hope I’ll be laughing about it.