I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, an excellent book where science seems so fascinating. This made my view of the world these days a little science biased. So, when chatting about the role of Astrology and my feelings toward this pseudo-science, i got my opinion a bit confused, so I’d better write about it. Here goes:

A long, long time ago, in a land called Babylon, people tried to make a sense out of Nature and God. To help them in their lifes, calendars were created, based on the stars and natural cycles. The zodiac map was also created, conveying a generic illustration of the placement of the stars and their influence on human life. And so, Astrology was born.

The wise one must run away from the old nightmare of table-based layouts and dozens of email clients into the road less traveled. One must accept the different paths of content and structure to completely understand the beauty of the Cascading Style Sheets.

I wish all could be that simple.

Unfortunately, the use of valid markup (XHTML) and CSS in email is quite a vision in these days. Most of the email clients have a subset of HTML, usually a poor implementation of the W3C guidelines or even some proprietary markup (MSHTML or web based clients).