Some people claim that HTML is responsive by default, and we as designers make the concious decision to change this, by using fixed containers. I'd argue that HTML is not responsive by default, it is mostly fluid, but fluid doesn't mean responsive. Here's a file that aims to prove unstyled HTML is not responsive.
More and more we're making design decisions based on the assumption that the user will not understand Design decisions that take away the need for them to learn something new.
We are the internet people, we live in a society that prides itself of being always connected and able to sharing. And even though we tend to concentrate in the largest cities of the most developed countries, the nature of our work, keep us as close to those in remote small villages as the ones in the next door office.
A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to attend a conference that in many ways felt like something new: a one day event made by photographers, dedicated to anyone who is passionate about the human side of photography, and not only the technological side.