This is great: Guy Kawasaki opened up a BoutyUp fund so everyone could pitch in and get Dave Winer a new Diamond encrusted iPhone. Details here:
It was when I was doing a freelance gig, producing the online version of the 1996 Bank of America Annual Report (kindda ironic, as that’s where I work now), and after showing my client the usual four tiers and types of pages the site would comprise, and getting them approved, and going into production to grind out a couple hundred pages just to have the client (yep, that was you, Cliff 🙂 ) say:
“Blue… could we change all those table headers from grey to blue?”
That I said “enough of this hand-coding, I’m learning Frontier”, and too this very day, having seen millions spent on all the usual commercial CMS products bought and projects wither, having tried out most of the Open Source CMS’ and having spun more then a couple of my own, Frontier still has the nicest metaphor of object hierarchy and inheritance of any I’ve used.
It’s just a shame it’s throwaway knowledge as the scripting syntax and database are not standard. Someone should reproduce the Frontier style of publishing, but using AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP).
And EVERYONE should donate to Dave’s fund!!