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..."