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Time Magazine Article on Mozilla

Wednesday April 24th, 2002

Asa Dotzler writes: "Mozilla makes Time magazine, print and web. Seems that this reviewer appreciates 'the clever, stress-saving bells and whistles that come from millions of geek hours of testing.' I guess so called 'geek features' like tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking aren't so geeky afterall. Check out a scan of the print version and read the article over on Time.com."


#31 Re: To be fair

by tny

Thursday April 25th, 2002 9:53 AM

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True about the project management. But the guy does try to make comments about browser history that are just plain wrong and that he clearly doesn't have the background to make. E.g., implying that IE came before Netscape; especially given the direct tie between the developer communities for Netscape and Mosaic and the fact that IE incorporated a lot of UIUC/NCSA Mosaic code. So it's nice and all, but it's plain bad journalism that he didn't check his facts.

And he does make the association between a large public bug database and lots of bugs, which implies buggy (i.e., inferior) product.

I don't mean to be cruel, but it skews the reader's perception of the product.