RE: Am I in a time warp?

by "Mike Kear" <choicemag(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 04 May 2000 10:03:39 EST
 To:  VillanoP(at),
  todo: View Thread, Original

Yeah, I have heard of Front page, and I've had to deal with it at several 
client sites.  And it purports to do a lot of stuff.   Even if it delivered 
everything it promised, it still wouldn't guarantee results in a finished 
web site.

As my kids are tired of hearing me say .... give me a workshop full of every 
tool imaginable, and I still couldn't make my car's engine run smoothly.

To provide the counter to my own statement, proper professional web 
developers aren't threatened by smartass kids in truth, provided they 
remember they're in the communications business, not the technology 
business.  That the technology is only there to deliver the client's 
message, not to be the end in itself.

My original comment was fairly tongue-in-cheek.  I compete with younger 
people and enthusiastic amateurs all the time.  They're a persistent threat 
to my business as a web developer.  It only serves to keep my focus on sites 
where I have a strength - knowledge of selling from 27 years of doing it, 
knowledge of communication from  50 years of doing it, knowledge of how 
business works,  and let the kids have all the low-profit accounts.  I'll 
pick up those ones later when the sites don't earn a penny for the owners.

As Willie Nelson says "old age and treachery will beat enthusiasm every 

Mike Kear
AFP Web Development
Windsor, NSW, Australia

>From: "Villano, Paul" <VillanoP(at)>
>To: hwg-techniques(at)
>Subject: RE: Am I in a time warp?
>Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 07:45:40 -0400
>Laughing out loud.  Have you heard of Front Page, Mike?  LOL.
>-- to the glory of GOD and the greater good
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Kear [mailto:choicemag(at)]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 12:29 PM
>To: jmnc(at); hwg-techniques(at)
>Subject: Re: Am I in a time warp?
>  .... if it gets too easy, those of us who are trying to eke out a meagre
>dollar from building sites for people
>will have every pubescent smartass in the community competing with us using
>the computer in the school libraries.

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