2 hours sober....

Tim Byars (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Tue, 06 Feb 1996 14:11:27 -0800

So I talk to Janice today. Janice has a "BIG" client. Janice hears that I
can do web work. Janice wants to see some of my sites. Janice goes to some
of the sites. Janice wants to know if I have done any in "color."

I am confused. "What do you mean exactly 'color,'" I ask. Janice replies
"you know in color, these are all black and white." Umm.. do you mean
colored backgrounds? I don't exactly understand your use of the word color."
Janice replies, (now getting exasperated at my stupidity) "my client is the
'Hard Rock' they need a 'internet destination' you don't seem to understand
what I'm talking about. This has to be the be-all to end-all. It is the Hard
Rock. If you know anyone that has "real" experience and is interested pass
along my name."

And with that she hung up. Suddenly it all came clear. Of course, what
separated me from the Digital Planets and Adam Curries of the world wasn't
anything more than a black background and a 250K JPEG image map. Forget the
schmoe that was trying to view the thing, getting bored and moving on. I am
after the clients money, and making sure they have a "Internet Destination"
not a mere web site.

At first I thought Tim would go to heaven for inventing the WWW. I am being
convinced more and more though that it was the work of satan....



You must always change the way it is, to have it the way you want.