November 4, 2007

Bray on NeoVictorian

Tim Bray likes the arts and crafts angle of my NeoVictorian series.

Mark Bernstein, the Tinderbox guy, is working on a series called NeoVictorian Computing which, while perhaps not quite as elegantly-turned-out as [Stephen] Fry’s œuvre, digs a little deeper. He is making a direct appeal for software to adopt the principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Since I am writing this sitting in a Stickley chair in a wooden house in the A&C style, I’m inclined to be sympathetic. Mark’s message resists summarization, so I won’t try.

My prose has been compared to Fry; life is good!