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____/ Homer on Tuesday 16 Aug 2011 11:28 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Gregory Shearman spake thusly:
>> On 2011-08-16, Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Gregory Shearman spake thusly:
>>>> On 2011-08-15, Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> It was a stupid decision made for stupid reasons, a bit like the
>>>>> Linux 3.0 bullshit. We'll be up to silly numbers like "Firefox 107"
>>>>> before long, at which point the number actually detracts from the
>>>>> marketing. How many products do you know have a major version
>>>>> number greater than 10, for example?
>>>> GentooPenguin$ eix udev
>>>> Available versions: 114 115-r1 119 124-r1 124-r2 141 ~141-r1
>>>> 146-r1!t 149 151-r4 164-r2 ~171-r1
>>> That's more of a component than a product. Nobody markets "udev".
>>> Mozilla, OTOH, are supposed to be actively encouraging people to use
>>> Firefox. How enticing does "Firefox 171" sound compared to "Firefox
>>> 5", for example?
>> I dunno... Firefox 69 sounds sexy...
> Yeah, they could base release numbers on bingo calls, like Firefox Two
> Fat Ladies. The next step in bullshit marketing one-upmanship is to
> start using terms like Professional, Ultimate and Premium. They should
> just call it Firefox Better Than Chrome Edition, and be done with it,
> before they have to resort to using scientific notation or measuring
> their dicks.
FoxPro? Geddit? :-)
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