'PC World' Looks at Mozilla Firefox 0.8
Thursday April 1st, 2004
The May 2004 issue of PC World features a short article about Mozilla Firefox 0.8. Reviewer Tom Spring likes the new download manager and the range of extensions available but concludes that the browser "remains too geeky for nontechies" — he said it took him half an hour to master toolbar customisation.
#23 It's wise to pay heed to this article's complaint
by kb7iuj <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday April 1st, 2004 4:58 PM
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Has anybody noticed that it's the techies who are saying the article is wrong about non-techies finding it too geeky?
We really can't ignore opinions like that; they're very honest, based on people who are just discovering it. We, on the other hand, have the benefit of experience in figuring stuff out.
Incidentally, Microsoft's emphasis on making features as user-friendly as possible (and tech-foreign simultaneously) is one of the major reasons they became so popular. Like it or not, that's one example we'd do very well to emulate.