Steve On Tech Quality - Tips

Hello Steve, I am semi-laughing at the words you used for this link - Tech Quality - The words "Colonial Influence" intrigued me, I am trying to find a way to see this page, I do not think possible where I am in Africa, therefore, maybe, if I remember in the future, about a year from now, when I return to the USA, I will click on the bookmark page. I have only two reason to read this page, one is because I respect your opinion on issues, second is my intrigue of colonial influences. I was not able to satisfy either goal. One to listen to you and consider you opinions, and two to further my learning about the colonization of Africa. I sincerely hope this Council on Foreign Relations does not think or hope that anyone in Africa will read or wantto view this page. Speaking as a webmaster of one of the larger Travel sites on the planet, who gets 100 percent of traffic by designing pages good for readers... and the world. I would say this page is one of the most unfriendlysitesto the world of Internet readerspossible, and one of the most severely misguided uses of technology I have seen. The technology they use will be appropriate and only appropriate to send to webmasters or owners of hosting companies and/or and will be feasible to use in about 5-10 years. This page is so unfriendly from an SEO Search Engine Optimized point of view, they 99 percent guarantee that almost zero people will find this page, then the number capable of viewing are less. If they wish to change the world, it is not going to happen with this page. I amfeelyou see my abilities as a webmaster as minimal, but that is ok, Google.comdoes not. Itis now asking regularlyto participate in their Beta programs, just the other day, I cannot say the terms, as it will be found in searches, one of the enterprises sent me an offer to have a consultant work with me to further optimize my site, and increase the algorithmic process to a higher degree. In essensse they are saying, Andy, you have it figure out, we can see you know what to do, you are growing, we can assign some staff to help you, and by doing so you will make more money and we will make more money. Essentially this means, I am making enough money and the potential is there for them to personally assign workers. They do this with my friend Stephen in Singapore also. I would say in step one of being a webmaster, the first goal is for the page to open.
Second is to make pages for, and MSN, etc.
Third is to explain the message they wish to tell.
After that, then comes the form of the page.
To me good quality also includes it accomplishing the goal. Form follows function, this page does not function so who cares about the form or the message, it is invisible to the world. What does make me angry is that somebody paid thousands of dollars for this and nobody knows how to give the knowledge to the world, sort of disfunctional. Thanks for sending the link though, I learn how you think, and know how to design pages for persons of your education and background. My friend Gary is the very low tech version. It is possible I subcategorize the pages into the high tech pages and the low tech pages, then keep the area separated so the audiences can be different, maybe I go after the big city USA people and then the rest of the world separately. I am studying how to put videos up on the net, the problem is, where I want to put videos up, a 25 meg file is close to impossible to send. Thanks Andy in Atakpame, Togo, West Africa

YOU WROTE Andy, here is quality and interesting multimedia presentation by the Council on Foreign Relations on Darfur, It provides a some historical perspective on Africa in general, particularly in the colonial influence map in Chapter Three. You'll find it interesting as much for the tech quality as for the subject matter. Wait to get to a cyber cafe to check it out. Steve
Thank you,
Andy 2007-04-27


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