Wednesday, December 05, 2007

7 + 1 = 8

So the world seems abuzz with chatter about the most recent bullshit from the IEBlog, which included this fucking priceless gem:
'Of course, some people care about other aspects of IE8 much more than they care about the name. As I've walked different people through the plan, I've gotten "Does it have feature X?" "When is the beta?" "When does it release" and even the more thoughtful "What are you trying to accomplish with this release?"

You will hear a lot more from us soon on this blog and in other places. In the meantime, please don’t mistake silence for inaction.'
I can only assume that Dean posted this in an effort to parody the previous bullshit posted on the information wasteland formerly known as the IEBlog.

What can I possibly write here that hasn't appeared in conversations elsewhere - even said to Bill "I know my OS gets bigger each time, but you can still fucking take it up the ass" Gates:
"MOLLY HOLZSCHLAG: So, I have a little bit of an infrastructure question, as related to MIX and the open conversation and transparency. A few years ago, MIX was a big information and conversation about the opening of ideas, it was about when in the specific we talked about the browser, IE 7, a lot of interest in that, a lot of talking about it. So, for the last year or so, I’ve been working, I’ve been a consultant here with the IE and tools teams to try and help get standards implementation to be strong, and we see some really great advances.

But very recently there seems to be a shift in infrastructure, and I don’t really know exactly what happened, but what I understand, my understanding is that IE sits on the Web platform rather than in the — excuse me, on the platform, on the Windows platform rather than the Web, and something seems to have changed where there is no messaging now for the last six months to a year going out on the IE team. They seem to have lost the transparency that they had been able to get some momentum going on in the IE 7 phase, in the year and a half since MIX06.

So, I’m very concerned about this, because being the person here that’s supposed to be the liaison between designers and developers for the Web and the browser conversation, this conversation seems to have been pretty much shut down, and I’m very concerned as to why that is, and how we can correct it.

BILL GATES: I’ll have to ask Dean what the hell is going on. I mean, we’re not — there’s not like some deep secret about what we’re doing with IE."
Apologies to Molly for quoting a moderate piece, but oh...look at the size of it, and how much it just fucking begs for attention!

In the end, the IE team has posted bullshit that amounts to nothing. The only reason that their post receives any attention: they included three characters representing what developers have fallen to their knees, mouths open, and fucking begged for: IE8. They had no need to mention anything about IE8, because they knew that the mere mention of it would get the web development world wet and ready.

We can only hope they don't fucking prematurely ejaculate and leave us all disappointed, frustrated, and looking elsewhere for pleasure. Again.

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