This is inspired by Max Lucado’s book “Grace for the moment”. This might well be a spritual insight on the state of the World wide web. or I just maybe nuts 🙂 , you decide.
God’s blessing are dispensed according to the riches of his grace, not according to the depth of our faith.
Why is that important to know? So you wont get cynical. Look around you. Arent there more unvalidated html pages than validated ones? Arent there more unusable websites than usable sites? Arent there more inaccessible websites than accessible sites? How can information be maximized if they are not accessible? Isn’t information useless when they are not accessible? This is a simple fact, but why are most web developers dont have enough iniatiative to have this problem solved?
So what do we do? Throw up our hands in disgust and walk away? Tell the World Wide Web we cant help them?
No. We dont give up. We look up. We look up to Christ and the W3C to formulate standards that could make data uniform so the whole world may use that data.
We dont give up. We trust. We trust the lord. We trust our fellow developers to improve on the existing solutions and improve on them. We trust that AJAX can be made fully accessible so we can all reap it’s benefits.
We dont give up. We believe. We believe that God moves in mysterious ways. That he makes solutions not directly from heaven but thru people. We believe that eventually browsers will contribute to the advancement of others browsers by opening up their technology and research to open source.
And our optism is not hollow. Christ has proven worthy. Isnt it true that the state of internet has improved when it started not too long ago? He has shown that he never fails. That what makes God, God.
So dont give up there is hope, because there is a God.