It's always refreshing to know that the folks working on some of the highest profile open source projects realize that they (well, "we") live in our own bubble:
You and I are nothing like the overwhelming majority of browser users. Nothing. Most browser users (approaching a billion of them) don't need or want all kinds of configuration and control. They want to get on the web, take care of what they got on to do, and get off -- without difficulty, and most important, without having to learn new features to accomplish that. They understand the basics of entering addresses, clicking links, adding pages to their bookmarks/favorites, using the primary five buttons, and that's about it. They're not interested in learning a whole lot more. They want it to "just work".
Read the whole post on Asa's blog.
Posted by jzawodn at June 09, 2005 07:30 AM