Patrick - A Potted History

I know, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for - the complete unabridged history of all things Patrick H Lauke for your listening or reading pleasure! OK, joking aside, Patrick’s been interviewed for Web Axe (actually back in October for a podcast) and the transcript is available now. In it he covers various activities with the WaSP Accessibility Task Force, his involvement with and the forum and hanging about with reprobates … I mean fine upstanding fellows …. like Bruce Lawson.

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Ian on Tuesday, November 21, 2006


  1. i also reminisce about my first romantic encounter with ian … and i reveal the true identity of my nemesis :)

    Added November 21, 2006 at 1:36 am

  2. So says Dennis

    The transcription is excellent, and has great links! Many thanks to Patrick for providing that.

    Added November 21, 2006 at 3:10 am

  3. So says Ian Lloyd

    Damn, Patrick. I suppose I better have a proper listen through that podcast then :-D. Note to self: be wary of Patrick at SXSW when he’s a little ‘overserved’ at the bar!

    Added November 21, 2006 at 8:39 am

  4. So says JackP

    “Overserved”. I like it. I’ll have to remember that one. Interesting interview too…

    Added November 21, 2006 at 11:43 am

  5. So says Andy Saxton

    Good stuff Patrick.
    Will have to download the podcast. I did used to listed to WebAxe don’t quite know why it dropped off my radar.
    We know where to copy and paste stuff from now if we ever need to do an impromptu “This is your life” ;)

    Added November 21, 2006 at 5:53 pm

  6. So says Dennis

    It was a pleasure speaking to Patrick. And kudos to him for providing the excellent transcript.

    Added November 22, 2006 at 12:26 am

  7. So says chainsaw

    Thanks for posting the transcript here. A really interesting interview, not just for what it told us about Patrick, but for something it reveals about the nature of this new technological/ information/ internet-based world we now live in. I suppose every teacher I ever had told me that his or her subject would be important to me. And, lucky for me, I tended to believe whatever I was told in school (sometimes an annoying habit, but positive in this case). I knew a lot of people going through with me, though, who would say things like, “I’m really good in English, never really cared much about math,” or vice versa, or who were fantastic musicians, but couldn’t find Italy on a map. One of the revealing things about Patrick’s background is how diverse it is, and particularly how diverse his education has been. I suspect, but I will leave it as an open question here, that this is a brand new age, where success is going to demand high-level skills in multiple fields at once. Things like design and programming, the ability to compose a pithy piece of music and a facility with creating interesting text, all have a potential place in a successful site, and the successful web designer will need to find ways to educate him or herself in all of them.

    Added July 18, 2007 at 4:33 am

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