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... as you initially did, that their design was just behind. It's nice to see an idea that pops that little bubble of accidental arrogance.

The above sentence is from Nick Johnson's blog on thinkvitamin. I don't understand and would like for someone to explain the meaning of the phrase, "that pops that little bubble of accidental arrogance".

PS: I think the second that after pops is unnecessary; am I right?

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More context please? As in a link of the blog... –  Thursagen Jul 12 '11 at 1:50
    
the link : thinkvitamin.com/design/why-is-chinese-web-design-so-bad the sentence is form a user's comment. you can search ReadyDesigns on the page. thank you –  enjoylife Jul 12 '11 at 1:53
    
I think this is the blog you are referring to. thinkvitamin.com/design/why-is-chinese-web-design-so-bad –  rest_day Jul 12 '11 at 1:54
    
yeah,you're right. do you know what's the line meaning? thank you. –  enjoylife Jul 12 '11 at 2:00
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The answer lies in the blog; The blogger originally stated:

my initial reaction was “Oh, they are a developing nation and simply haven’t caught up to us yet.”

Then he describes a theory that he formed of why the web designs are like what it is:

Another possibility, however (and my personal theory), is that nurture has trumped nature and Chinese web design preferences are being formed from upbringing and cultural influence rather than prolonged exposure and natural artistic evolution

The commenter, then states that:

but always figured, as you initially did, that their design was just behind

But then, due to the blog, she sees the thing from an entirely different viewpoint, and so she states:

It's nice to see an idea that pops that little bubble of accidental arrogance. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

So, first she thinks, "Oh, Chinese web designs are behind," then she reads the blog, then she changes her mind, so she's like "Oh, it could have been that. That's a new idea to me. That just popped my little bubble of accidental arrogance".

"Accidental Arrogance" meaning [unintended or thoughtless] prejudice towards Chinese web designs.

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i think the second that which after pops is unnecessary . am i right? –  enjoylife Jul 12 '11 at 2:13
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@enjoylife: the second that is an adjective, so it is required. it points to "little bubble" –  JoseK Jul 12 '11 at 6:47
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