Poverty is the topic of todays Blog Action Day. If you thing about poverty, first think what comes in mind are poor people, poor countries, where people don't have anything to eat or a house to live in.
But why does it always have to have a human aspect if you talk about the term of being poor. Unfortunately in web design and web development it is just normal to see poor coding everyday. How many new sites are getting online nowadays without sticking to the web standards? Even many browsers are not following those standards and making the life of web designers and developers miserable and difficult to have valid code.
Since years people talk about it, but many people don't care. Sure, this problem is by far not as big as the poverty around the world, but you can see parallels between the ignorance and laziness of big companies who are creating those browsers, people who are still writing poor code and the rich economy, wealthy people who don't care about a thing what's going on in the real world, the poverty, dying children because of hunger, poverty of a whole country because the government prefers to spent the money for rockets and so on.
There are a lot ways to do something against poverty. We cannot only think about it, we have to do something. I did my part today by sending products to people I met on my trips. They were poor, they barely have something to eat every day and without having a home. But they were rich with their kindness and hospitality. Many people helped me and my family without hesitation on our trips through their country. I won't never forget that. Blog Action Day is a good reason not only to think about them but to do something to make their life a little bit better.