Archive for June, 2005

WaSP Accessibility Task Force

(Last Updated on 14 July 2005)

Web Standards Project logo I’m delighted to announce that I’ve accepted an invitation to join the newly-formed Accessibility Task Force for the WaSP.

Molly invited me at the @media conference when I first met my colleagues Gez Lemon, Andy Clarke, Patrick Lauke, Ian Lloyd and Derek Featherstone, and I’m honoured.
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Concrete Donkey for sale!

Advert cut from newspaper: Concrete donkey for garden, 3ft high, painted brown and white, cost £70, sell £30
It is a mark of my utterly skewed priorities that, on reading my local freesheet, I considered buying this concrete donkey, until it occurred to me that it’d be a bugger to get in and out of the car.

Nevertheless, a three foot brown and white concrete donkey would look pretty cool.

The best things about “The Yes Men”

(Last Updated on 8 June 2005)

I thoroughly enjoyed my DVD of “The Yes Men” yesterday, because:

  • It is a perfect example of detournement in situationist thinking: exposing the society of the spectacle via an even greater, more ridiculous spectacle
  • It did so using poo and willy gags
  • The activists could only have met, worked together and set up their pranks because of the Internet
  • It reminded me that most Americans are not bible-thumping money-worshipping solipsistic buffoons (it’s been three years and the re-election of George Dubya since I’ve been to the U.S., so I needed reminding)
  • Much of what they were saying is absolutely correct.