Who is this guy?
Things never really go according to plan. I went to college to be a comic book artist, but as the prospect of starving for my art became less and less romantic I began to steer my courses toward graphic design. When I realized that print was dead I jumped on to the web design bandwagon.
Then web development called to me.
The next stage: falling in love.
Anyone who spends hours agonizing over quirks mode and listening to Internet Explorer scream "I Can Haz Layout?!" either burns out, or falls in love.
I've stuck around long enough to see IE6 drop off to 6% market share, so I think I'm in love.
The internet is a place of incredible human potential: in one place you can slump down to the very darkest recesses of our disgust, then leap to the heights of triumphs and ingenuity. It is the reflection of the entirety of our existence, parsed and streamed one bit at a time for us to fear, or to marvel.
And if that sounds just absolutely hokey to you, tell me what you think.
And onward I go!
So we poor developers find ourselves back in the company of artists. We find ourselves enamored by the wonders of creating something truly unique and beautiful all on its own. We go back to the romance of doing something daring and new, blissfully ignoring the grumblings of our stomachs when we forget to eat...
I wouldn't want it any other way.
Jefferson Lee really loves the web, and if you would like to help him explore, leave him a message. He really likes mail.