Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.

#82 Re: Re: Re: Post talkback says keep your comments

by asa <>

Friday March 15th, 2002 2:06 PM

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"For an end user, there are two respects with which Mozilla is noticably better than MSIE."

You can't admit that that statement is insufficient, misleading? That it doesn't cover many areas where end users find Mozilla noticably better than MSIE? Where's the evidence to back this statement? You didn't ask to see it, or even if it existed. I could say "For an end user, there are two respects in which Mozilla is noticably better than MSIE, an integrated Mail client and and automatic translation mechanism." There is feedback to support that users think those two things make Mozilla noticably better than IE. That doesn't make them the only two and it would be an incomplete at best and misleading at worse statement if I phrased it that way.

Statements like "there are two. here they are." imply that there are not three or four or five. This is how mpt phrases most of his opinions (some of them well-supported by evidence, some of them not so well supported). If he said "In my opinion..." or "From the feedback I've read I think..." then people wouldn't be so quick to counter. But he doesn't. He phrases pretty much everything as if it was a statement of fact.