Comment Y7 Re: Has to be a joke


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Has to be a joke (Score: 3, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-01 21:34 (#XQ)

So on the okcupid page telling you not to use FF because the new CEO and inventor of Javascript is a bad man, the links are in Javascript. I can't tell if they are serious, trolling, or just using this poutrage for media attention.

Re: Has to be a joke (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-02 12:54 (#Y7)

What gets me is the amount of coverage it's getting, backhanded or no. This can't be good for Firefox, my very favorite browser.

Also: Javascript long ago passed into other hands than Eich's. It's a standardized and regulated language - and there really aren't any options besides it for doing the fancy client-side stuff on the web. (Okay, there are options, but we're going to pretend they don't exist. *shudder*)

A browser, on the other hand, is a choice - and via the user agent, a declaration to the world of one's opinion. IE says "I don't know enough about computers to pick another browser." Chrome says "I like it fast and I'm not concerned with privacy." Firefox says "I like my browsers like I like my coffee - (insert customization here)." It's a statement, a deliberate choice, and that makes it something you can change in response to bad stewardship.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-04-02 16:18 Interesting +1
2014-04-02 17:17 Interesting +1
2014-04-06 03:24 Normal 0

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