Mozilla's Scott Collins on TechTV
Wednesday December 11th, 2002
Mozilla Technical Evangelist Scott Collins was interviewed on the December 3rd edition of The Screen Savers on US cable channel TechTV. In the segment (available for viewing online), Scott gives demonstrations of the PrefBar, Chimera and MozBlog. He also talks about the early days of Netscape and why people should care about Mozilla. In addition to the interview, TechTV have also published article by Myk Melez about creating Mozilla extensions on their website.
I think he did a very good job of showing off Mozilla. Yeah, I wish he would have come up with a better selling point at the end than "destroy Microsoft," more or less, but overall very good.
So, here's my proposed Mozilla slogan:
"Speed, stability, standards, tabs, popup blocking, and 100% customizability. It adds up to the world's best web browser."
The interviewer put Scott in a difficult position right at the end by saying that Mozilla is 1 second slower than IE in rendering pages. Sadly, that's accurate. We haven't completely caught up yet. We need to fix the paint suppression logic so that we paint immediately. See this bug:
We could also point to HTTP pipelining, which makes browsing on dial-up connections faster than the competition, and to all of the handy features that make using Mozilla more productive using the competition.