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Saturday August 25th, 2001

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#60 Re: 1.0 (and user psychology)

by bcwright <bcwright@ix.netcom.com>

Tuesday August 28th, 2001 12:48 PM

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One point about that magical number 1.0 is that end-users often don't want to run anything that they perceive as being in any way "pre-release." Running "pre-release" or "beta" software is something that techies do but not end-users, generally. MozillaQuest actually has much the mental attitude of the end-user - that magical number has *significance* to them in a way that it doesn't to the techies, who are going to be more concerned with, well, more technical issues. But to the end-users that number is often more significant than what's under the hood, so to speak.

... But then you also have to consider that most of this mass of the great unwashed haven't even heard of Mozilla, or only in very vague terms. They aren't aware of Mozilla version numbers, they know about IE and Netscape, maybe Opera and so forth. They aren't aware of the latest technologies unless there is some kind of marketing that shoves them in their faces.

--Bruce