August 24, 2001
5:56 AM   Subscribe

Atlantic Monthly has dubbed Joe Clark "the king of closed captions" for 25 years of volunteer work to improve the quality of captioned TV programming and other accessible media. Who else on MetaFilter has a double life as an altruistic hobbyist?
posted by rcade (4 comments total)
That is very very cool. It is a relief to see someone get noticed and commended for something he is so completely passionate about. Kudos.
posted by Hankins at 6:58 AM on August 24, 2001

I thought it was a pretty remarkable achievement also. The article makes too much of the people he pisses off, though. Any self-appointed industry gadfly who doesn't make people mad is falling down on the job.
posted by rcade at 8:04 AM on August 24, 2001

I'm actually waiting quite eagerly for joeclark's book on web accessibility. that was a nifty article - his site has a lot of good info, in a wonderfully quasi-cranky tone. (and yeah, if you're a gadfly & not pissing people off, then something's wrong.)
posted by epersonae at 8:06 AM on August 24, 2001

his is a great site for resources and links also.
posted by th3ph17 at 2:51 PM on August 24, 2001

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