"To keep making sense, standards must
continue to solve real problems. They must not be designed to prove
theories or to fix whats not broken. They must be tested in
implementations that have some bearing on the real world of web
development. Their documentation must be clear, comprehensible,
and free of the vagueness that leads to incompatible implementations
based on guesswork. They should discard existing methods only when
replacements offer overwhelmingly compellingand realisticbenefits.
And they should strive for compatibility with existing specs. A
proposed standard that ignores these principles is an academic exercise.
We prefer to take our exercise in the gym."
"I used to be able to do all these
fancy dismounts after swinging upside down on the bars. It took
me a long time to get up the nerve to try hanging upside down and
I don't think I could get up the guts to do it again. More recently,
I've lost a lot of flexibility after not having done yoga regularly
for about a year. At one point I could touch my forehead to my extended