Sunday, September 14, 2008

Through the Looking Glass

Both Microsoft and Google have a view of the heavens. Microsoft is Ptolemaic and Google is post-Copernican.

I looked at Chrome. But it's not about building a better browser. The thing is not to use a browser at all.

Click on Chrome and get taken immediately into full-screen, streaming, bit-torrent live video, 24-7, with a non-windows interface superimposed over your cockpit window. You're in a video game and, around every corner, there's a wall with ads all over it. All the things you want.

And if you want to know how it used to be - down at the bottom of the wall, there's a little Windows icon you can click.

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