Journal: News & Comment

Friday, September 15, 2006
# 1:33:00 PM:

Netscape's WTF

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A great bit from Blake Ross of the Firefox team (via Jeremy at work):

So Mozilla 1.0 came out in June [2002] with popup blocking, and Netscape 7 came out six months later without it, but offered, as consolation, 12 AOL icons on your desktop. Technology reviewers who understood the Netscape/Mozilla relationship did not miss the fact that Netscape went to additional trouble to remove popup blocking. To put it another way, all Netscape had to do to release one of the most compelling browser features in years was: nothing. They still managed to mess up...

Remember, don't consider your customers the enemy.


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