Scripting News for 12/9/2006

Hanging out in the lobby of the Hyatt in Bellevue early this afternoon and I came upon this happy couple getting ready to be married later today.  

Weddings are womens’ affairs. We men are at best props or spectators. The prize is a woman. The judges are women. I look forward to male-bashing from the usual feminazis. :-) 

That said, the women at this wedding, so far, are incredibly beautiful. What a show. Everyone is wondering if there there will be wifi in the hall but I’m not bringing my laptop or camera, just bringing my eyes and ears. I am not wearing a tux either. Just a suede jacket, slacks and a tie, and at that I feel horribly over-dressed. I do admit to trying on a suit at Nordstrom’s, and there was a time believe it or not when I wore a suit to work every day, but that was a long time ago. Now, even at a wedding of two dear friends, I still dress what many would call casual. Much love to Ponzarelli, she’s a real sweetie, and a courageous one at that. Chris is a very very lucky man. Hope he knows it.  

Doc Searls: “I’m far more capable, energetic, optimistic and eager to change the world at 59 than I ever was at any earlier age.” 

Andrew Shebanow illustrates how an apparently open XML-based format can still be fairly proprietary and provide lock-in for the designer. I sent a pointer to this article to Jon Udell, Microsoft’s newest evangelist, asking for comments.  

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by anonymous coward on December 9, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    don’t use the term “feminazi.” first, it plays into the hands of the rush limbaugh reactionaries who have distorted criticism of certain societal preconceptions to the point of rude caricature.

    secondly — and more important — don’t trivialize things by including the term “nazi.” anyone with the simplest understanding of nazism wouldn’t allow themselves to fall into that trap

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  2. Posted by j james on December 9, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    “Weddings are womens’ affairs.”

    wow.. that’s quite a generalization. i’m neither feminine nor a nazi.

    a wedding can be anything from standing in front of a judge to a tom cruise spectacle.
    are all of those womens’ affairs?

    what about a wedding of two men?

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