Progressive Enhancement vs. Graceful DegradationIf you aren't familiar with graceful degradation it's: "Degradation of a system (browser) in such a manner that it continues to operate, but provides a reduced level of service rather than failing completely." And the formal definition of P.E. is...well, I can't really find a formal definition. But, essentially, P.E. is the opposite of G.D. Whereas graceful degradation is consumed by "modern" browser technologies, P.E. seeks out the dated browser and establishes these browsers as baseline.
The more I mull this over, the more I realize the importance of progressive enhancement.
A Beatle Embraces the Cloud—Who Will Follow Suit?
This week came the announcement that Hewlitt-Packard will compress more than a million Paul McCartney tracks, photos, etc. so that he may access his personal library from anywhere. McCartney has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to experimentation with music production, so it makes sense that he would be one of the first artists to openly embrace the cloud. He sees the unique potential of an easily accessible collection. Will other artists, and members of the older generation, see this potential?