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Fresh Faces, Universal Access, and Really Plain Text

Feb 23, 2010, 16:03 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Marcel Gagne for this link. ]

"In case you are viewing this in a text-only browser, the site lists minimum system requirements as "Internet Explorer 7.0 or above, Firefox 2.0 or avoce, or Safari 2.0 or above" along with "Javascript and Cookies enabled", "Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115 or above", *ahem* "Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later or Macintosh OS X", and "1 GB" of RAM. The, there's a bulled that states "At this time Linux is not supported."

"Apparently, in 2010, the CBC can't serve up content to Linux users. In the Web 2.0+ world of universal access and wide open content delivery, the CBC can't produce content viewable on browsers used by millions of people (Firefox, Google Chrome, etc) under Linux. Flash, whatever you may think of the format, is well supported on Linux, certainly well enough to allow we Linux users to view the gazillion YouTube videos uploaded each day. But the CBC, or perhaps just the people they hire, don't know that in 2010, it is possible to deliver audio, video, and text content to pretty much any graphical browser in the known universe. Obviously, those people are still using reference texts from 1998 and just now learning about CSS. HTML3 is still just a glimmer in their eye and ActiveX seems like a pretty cool idea."

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