Thursday 20 April 2006
“Corporations . . . will only sound human when they empower real human beings to speak on their behalf.” – Cluetrain Manifesto
Internal web standards evangelists have it the hardest. You know who you are. You work in business, education, government or some other organization. You climb the corporate ladders, battle the academic arrogance, stave off the government paperwork and endure the organizational politics. You hang in there for years and you do not give up.
External web standards evangelists preach in the community commons and hope to catch an ear. External web standards evangelists work on the outside to spread the word about Web standards, accessibility, best practices and professionalism. We hang in there for years, and do not give up.
Both the internal and external evangelist play a critical role in the success of the adoption of standards and best practices in the Web design and development field. Helping each other works even better.
Internal or external?