I’m flattered to be mentioned in the same sentence as Jeffrey Zeldman. Mind you, I am referred to as being "british and poetic", neither of which are quite true.
Erik Hanson is upset about the harsh reality of working the web. I know how he feels.
There you are, trying to design websites using standards-compliant code. But can you find work? Not likely.
I wrote to Erik and told him that I was pretty much in the same boat as him. In fact, if it weren’t for Jessica’s translation work, I’d probably be out busking on the streets of Brighton.
You know that times are tough when Derek Powazek sums up working the web in 2002 with:
"Golly, it sure is nice to have a client."
To put it into context, that summation comes after a look at web design with the old glass-is-half-full, glass-is-half-empty approach.
Being the logical type, I see the glass as being neither half-full nor half-empty, but twice as big as it needs to be.