To the editor:
Thanks to you, the local media, publishing an open
letter from the distinguished gentleman Leigh Henson, who greatly
cares for the heritage of the community, Lincoln is finally speaking
out about the importance of their online site. Not having a
professionally designed city website today is like not having
windows in your home.
It was never my intention to design without collaboration with
the city and citizens. I simply could not get the city to give me
their blessing to move on the project.
So while you see a site that functions here today, what I wanted
to do for the city and citizens was to gather you together as a
community and have you discuss how you wanted your city site to look
and function. I would have then taken your ideas and implemented
them into a design you would be proud to call your own. It was free
to you, but I guess the city did not trust my intentions.
You may not want me (now an outsider) to do the project, but just
knowing that perhaps I helped to get the project started will be
September 12, 2008]
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