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Started: 2004-12-16 08:51:09

Submitted: 2004-12-16 08:53:58

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According to Slashdot, a full-spread Firefox ad hit the New York Times today. That's great, but I have one question: Why is everyone so excited about Firefox when Mozilla did the same stuff two years ago?

(I suppose I could just be bitter that people are not flocking to my browser of choice, and instead to its younger, apparently-hipper sibling.)

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000