This is a beautiful piece of writing in my opinion. For many years I have tried to communicate and promote this simple idea but I have always failed. It’s hard to get clients and even colleagues to look past the beautiful design and graphics and to focus on what it’s really about.
Justin Jackson (from Vernon, BC) says it perfectly. It’s what you say that really makes the connection…. or not.
We’ve become obsessed with fancy designs, responsive layouts, and scripts that do magical things.
But the most powerful tool on the web is still words.
I wrote these words, and you’re reading them: that’s magical.
I’m in a little city in British Columbia; you’re probably somewhere else. I wrote this early in the morning, June 20th, 2013; you’re probably reading it at a different time. I wrote this on my laptop; you could be reading this on your phone, a tablet or a desktop.
You and I have been able to connect because I wrote this and you’re reading it. That’s the web. Despite our different locations, devices, and time-zones we can connect here, on a simple HTML page.