Re: Proliferation of Awful Web Pages

Subject: Re: Proliferation of Awful Web Pages
From: Ed Hawco <ed_hawco -at- MONTREAL1 -dot- DISCREET -dot- QC -dot- CA>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 1996 21:06:20 -0400

> To paraphrase Capone, don't take me for an elitist or something -- being a
> Third Worlder, I have seen the accessibility of the Web and the Internet make
> the difference between apathy and hope in the future for a nation -- but
> isn't one basic reason for the Proliferation etc. one of the Web's greatest
> strengths:

> o Almost anyone can write a Web page -- and does.

You raise some very good points about technological proliferation, Sabahat,
but since this is a Technical Communicator's forum, I don't think it is
unreasonable or "anti-proliferation" to comment on the quality of the material
being proliferated. Especially since, as you said, this a field in which we
work.

By way of simile, if "The Economist" laments the poor quality of contestants
in an election that should not be seen as an argument against democracy.

Ed

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