Good Strategy, Joel!
Nice post, about a good browser, innovation and a cheap shot at M$. I bet noone will flame you now, way to go!
Nice post, it's way easier to be critical than to stick your own neck out.
see the thread below this one, smart pants... I do stick my neck out, and did think Joesl's post was strategically perfect. Be it intentional or not!
Embrace and extend.
Just me (Sir to you)
How is posting a blog entry about how Firefox is a great product = a cheap shot at MS?
You shouldn't change software because of a "You'll help break the Microsoft Monopoly on web browsers. " argument. Besides for some, monopoly is a good thing (in truth, STANDARDS are a good thing, but in this capitalist worls, most of times STANDARD==MONOPOLY). At the time NS had 70% of the market and MS had 30% growing fast, it was a bitch to test everything on both. The "best viewed with" buttons were everywhere...
I think the "break the MS monopoly on web browsers" was petty. I would've said "you'll encourage growth and competition in the browser space," (or a variation on that theme) which IMHO would've been more accurate.
I am a Microsoft employee, and this post solely represents my opinion and not that of my employer.
ignore my ignorance
> it's attacking a target for the sake of attacking the target
I agree. They have been sitting on IE for quite a while.
The problem with IE is that it has broken implementations of the "standards". It means extra work for web coders and its pretty darn annoying.
...meaning, Joel and others do the right thing when they support firefox as will eventually pressure MS to fix IE.
Maurício, você por acaso não seria o Maurício Macedo do Recomendado?
Oops, sorry for the Portuguese. Anyway, are you the same Maurício Macedo from SmartMedia?
Yeah. Unfortunately? Recomendado is my implementation of a social network, but it's been lacking major features. :-) Drop me an e-mail, the link works.
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