...Mr. McAfee provided some extraordinarily entertaining and frank answers...
Entertaining? Yes, in a watching a train wreck type of manner.
Frank? Unknown. It is difficult to ascertain the truthiness of his answers.
But my original question still stands, why is everyone wasting so much time on this person?
The problem with the testerone-induced rapid development cycle is that it apparently leads to a lot of bravado (we're better than Chrome") and little ongoing maintenance of browsing issues.
More and more websites have stopped working properly.
More and more plug-ins have stopped working.
Since version 18, http proxying has become very problematic, to the point that it is no longer a working function of Firefox.
So I will ask a question that I have asked previously, what is the benefit to me of the accelerated Firefox development cycle if there are more problems introduced than resolved?
If NBC had posted its pilots online, would we have been spared 'Animal Practice'?
Probably not. But I suspect we definitely would have been spared 1600 Penn. Geesh, what a disaster that show was.
For anyone who depends upon Apple for monetary gain (stockholders, developers, etc.), the inability of Apple to properly accommodate the developers who want or need to attend the developer conferences should be a major red flag.
...That's not enough. What will happen is that every company and their brother will require carte blanch opt in in order to do any transaction with them.
Thanks. Good point.
It reminds me of the clauses in many current consumer "agreements" that force the consumer to [typically corporate-friendly and anti-consumer] binding arbitration and force the consume to give up the right to legal process.
It is as if the companies are saying, "we stole all this data from our customers, and it would be too expensive to allow them to have it back."
- what data nuggets have been collected about me over the past 24 hours, week, month
- what third party entities my data has been shared with
I am sure that this community can suggest other items that would be useful on a Facebook Privacy Dashboard.
In the background, I cannot shake the thought that Facebook is putting up this energy consumption dashboard for the purpose to divert attention away from Facebook's ongoing privacy issues.
Talk about the irony of narcissism.
For starters, nested folders are gone. In All Apps, shortcuts are grouped based on a single folder, and everything is in one view.
That everything in one view aspect is not an advancement, but a step backwards.
The stupid Company Name > Program Name > Program hierarchy is gone.
If you don't want nested folders, then don't use them.
But why take the ability to use them from people who want to use them?
Well, hardware improvements have slowed down --- when's the last time you heard anyone gushing about a new Intel CPU?
And with Windows 8, Microsoft has put Windows' progress in reverse.
If you want to find out why PC sales are slowing, don't ask columnists, ask PC customers.
Customers who, btw, are saying that Windows 8 sucks.