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informIT: Searching for Substance: Web Browser Olympic Scorecard

Oct 05, 2004, 21:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel McFarlane)

[ Thanks to Nicholas Donovan for this link. ]

"With the Olympics and their medal tallies not far behind us, it's worth asking: What should a web browser strive for? A web browser should strive to give the user perfect access to the World Wide Web. Not good access or great access, or this week's access—perfect access. That goal might sound achievable, but it turns out to be something of a technical Holy Grail. It turns out that issues such as big buttons and smart, labor-saving features are far easier to achieve than silent, perfect access. Perfect access is what web surfers need, though. If the TV has drifted off the station, putting it into a nice cabinet won't help. You need a clear picture.

"So let's have Browser Olympics..."

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