Web standards elitism

In Oh that elitist smell, Molly Holzschlag writes about the perceived elitism of web standards advocates like the W3C, the WaSP, and the A-list bloggers.

I have to say that I don't see the elitism. Sure, you can probably define "elitism" in different ways, but I haven't had any reason to believe that anybody belonging to either of those groups feel that they are "elite". I could be wrong -- I don't know any W3C members, WaSP members or A-listers personally.

However, I think there are a couple of things that can make some people feel like these groups aren't living and working in "the real world":

So, personally I don't see the elitism. That doesn't change the fact that there are others who do. Hopefully Molly's post will bring out some good ideas on how to fix that problem.

Posted on November 7, 2004 in Web Standards