Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Phony Balance Benchmark

There’s a palpable tension in my shoulders as I tap this out — I know already that this post will create cringe-worthy responses and name calling and all the rest. But on we plod. A friend called out to me a peculiar feature of a conference Program Committee they were serving on: that it was […]

For Jo

This was originally drafted as response to [Jo Rabin’s blog post] discussing a meetup the W3C TAG hosted last month. For some reason, I was having difficulty adding comments there. Hi Jo, Thanks for the thoughtful commentary, and for the engaging chat at the meetup. Your post mirrors some of my own thinking about what […]

Why JavaScript?

One strain of objection I often hear about the project of making the web more extensible is that it implies travelling further down the JavaScript rabbit hole. The arguments often include: No other successful platform is so limited to a single language (in semantics if not syntax). Better languages exist and, surely, could be hooked […]