I remember the days long ago when a classmate derided me for not knowing HTML.
"You've never heard of the <marquee> tag?!"
It hurt deeper than words. Deeper even than the scrolling, blinking words hemmed in by obnoxious GIFs on his Angelfire homepage. I felt physically ill when I found his links changed color on rollover...
Those words, those images--they haunt me even now.
I lay awake at night thinking to myself, "I can make tableless web pages..."
I scream at the heavens, "I can make pure CSS icons!"
I curl into the fetal position, reflecting on my own mortality, "I've written a multiplayer game in HTML5 and Electroserver..."
But it doesn't matter. Not anymore. With a lone marquee tag he beat me all those years ago...