Re: [Jeff Covey @ Freshmeat] We Are Losing the Browser War

From: Tom WSMF (
Date: Sun Mar 25 2001 - 12:04:27 PST

On Sun, 25 Mar 2001, Adam Rifkin wrote:

--]We are losing the browser war
--] by jeff covey, in Editorials - Saturday, January 27th 2001 23:59 EST

THe consumers won, techwonks, design biotches and cliqueish
preaching-to-the-chiorsist are down in the Apple Boat..toot toot for your

Meanwhile the users of browsers have basicaly spoken with thier actions.
They dont mind flash, the dont mind bloat, they may bitch about it but in
the end give em the eye candy and they will toss sheckles at your feet,
well traffic counts at leasts.

Me, data hounding I like Links(the amazing lynx plus app) and IE when im
surfing for the gfx/sonic/plugin experience.

--]In the end only consumers - and the designers and engineers who give them
--]what they want - can win. If developers want a standards-based web, then
--]they must expand and improve the standards. Lowering consumer expectations
--]is impossible, and a complete waste of time.

But its funny to watch the wonkers bang there haeds against the wailing
wall of thier own creation.

"there should be no flash" bonk "there should be no IE" Bonk "Mozzila
should rule" bonk "its just not FAIR!!!!" bonk bonk thud.

"Bring out your dead"

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