What Netscape Needs to Succeed
Monday October 26th, 1998
This week's editorial touches on four possible strategies Netscape could use to recover lost ground. I believe it is possible, but it won't happen without some serious introspection. Click Full Article to read more.
Update: Some of my opinion has come to fruition today, as you will see when you read the article...
#22 Sucess w/o finger pointing
by Lycan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monday November 2nd, 1998 8:03 AM
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To suceed in any business venture there is only one thing that has to be kept in mind.
"Be better that the rest."
Personaly I dropped HTML development for NS in favor of IE for two main reasons. NS4 crashed within 5 minutes of installing it and the lack of documentation for any new HTML features. It was a poor decision to go live with 4 at that time. With a publicly contributed OS such as Linux I have had less problems.
So the answer is to Inovate, Test, Test, Test, Test and of course Test.
Rebuild the Browser as IE has, Make the HTML rendering module as a ActiveX control, then at least you can burrow into the AOL market where NS is a mere memory.
Standards, Standards, Standards. NS was on the forfront of creating standards, then all of a sudden, it seemed like NS wasn't there, or didn't care. Now it's catch-up time.
On the small thread of finger pointing, correct me if I am wrong, but the last time I checked, MS would let anyone "RENT" their OS for an indeffinate amount of time. Doesn't that mean that there is a good oppurtunity to test and develope on that platform? ;)
Success is measured by acheivements. Time to be better than the rest.