PPK has written Getting rid of the semi-professionals, another thoughtful post about our industry that is a must-read for any Web Development professional. If, after reading the piece you are a bit angry, take a minute to think about why – are you pissed because you feel he is being unfair to standards-activists or because his frustrations match yours?
Serious professionals, as well as those web developers aspiring to become true professionals, will start to pay less and less attention to blog comments, mailing list and forums, because these public spaces of the web standards movement are infested by semi-professionals. Professionals do pay attention to serious blog postings or articles, but writing those is outside the semi-professionals’ mental horizon.
For the record, I’m in 100% agreement with him, having grown tired of the repeated arguments with extreme standardistas.