Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
In: cool tools17 Aug 2004
"has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that:
- identify components of a web page
- facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications
- simulate user experiences
- provide links to references and additional resources."
Of course if you want to look hip you have (to claim) to use Firefox on the Mac. Bonus points if you pontificate about the merits of tab browsing, regardless of whether it betrays you can’t afford a large screen and have ADHD, but I digress. Extra bonus points if you rave about how everyone that went to some boring blogging convention was using the same cutting-edge platform ("if you use a crappy browser and want to be ridiculed in public please raise your hand and express your self-criticism in front of the other Party members"). Wow, you got to go the Apple retail store and you could even download and install a third-party browser on your own, that’s elite man!
But if you don’t care about fashion trends you can do just like me and keep using IE on Windows XP. Sure, IE is a smoldering piece of crap at this point, but frankly who cares about your slightly better browser (nice logo) than now edges above 5% of market share? Wow, tectonic plates are in motion! Seriously, wake me up when something real happens, but the excitement these last few months goes to display how bandwagon-jumping is rampant in some parts of the blogosphere. If you crave for approval go ask your mother why she didn’t breastfeed you and give us a break, thanks. I’m all for third-party browsers, a diversified software ecosystem, perfect markets and whatnot, but the cirle jerking and reciprocal validation in some web networks is sadly not fading away.
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.