Yesterday at the Web 2.0 Expo, I had a chance to see Jeremy Keith’s session titled “The Beauty in Standards and Accessibility”. (If you happened to catch that and my session earlier in the day, I’m sure you got the point that standards-based development is kind of important when it comes to making reasonably-sized sites reasonably accessible.)
What I didn’t expect to see was the crowd of people that followed him for the quarter-mile walk from the session room up to the speakers room, where he handed out copies of his book, Bulletproof Ajax. It was fascinating to see this guy being swarmed by people as he left the room. I got the sense that they would gladly have carried him on their shoulders.
Jeremy wrote about it on his blog, but in typical
British Irish-living-in-Britain style, left out the details of his new fan club, and it is my responsibility to state for posterity that Jeremy does, in fact, have a posse.