insulting your audience

I shake my head in disbelief when I see an article with a topic that interests me ( JavaScript and errors ), only to stop reading when the author, Joshua Gitlin, insults the target audience in the first paragraph with pedantic disrespect to a large developer community of which I am a proud member: “Now, some might shudder at the notion of allowing client-side developers who might be more used to validating forms and animating rollover images to suddenly be responsible for traversing XML documents and negotiating HTTP headers, but without risk, there is no reward.” Perhaps Joshua should go read Prestige lags opportunity before he writes his next article. Or realize that the world has changed. That is, if he wants me to finish reading his next piece.

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