Firefox: Product or Platform?

Steve Yegge's sprawling Amazon vs. Google platform rant (linking to Hacker News as Steve has since pulled his original post) has finally spurred me to expand on something I wrote recently about Firefox: In essence, Mozilla wants to focus on creating the best browser possible. The distractions inherent in maintaining…

URL Musings

As I posted yesterday, I don't see the notion of hiding the browser URL bar as particularly revolutionary, although some users will doubtless appreciate it (just as some choose to autohide their Windows taskbar or Mac dock). However, it does point to a larger question: are URLs themselves an outdated…