Satya's blog - The Consumerist
The Consumerist is what this blog would be if I didn't talk about models so much. It's all about consumer rants but apparently only from their own point of view. I've had a long-standing negative feeling about them because they don't allow any kind of commenting unless you're somehow in their circle of friends. That's okay, their web site = their rules.
But one of today's articles was just stupid: http://www.consumerist.com/.../blind-sue-target-claim-web-site-...-154764.php They think that the internet is a visual medium. Maybe, but that's what alt attributes (not "tags" people!) and other alternative content are for. (They're not for saying "get a real browser/email program" either. Smeg off, spammers who want me to get a "real email program" to read their spam.)
These people have also never heard of Section 508. (Whatever that is. I don't have a cite. Go look at
It's just wrong.
"If he wants to use the internet so much why doesn't he use a text-to-speach program?" (sic) says one of the commentators. That's the point, isn't it? Text-to-speech won't help if the clueless wankers designing the web site don't have alt attributes! No amount of text-to-speech is going to help with an image.
Oh, and Consumerist? Target sells lots of other things besides banana hammock Speedos. PS: Your web site has 78 HTML errors.