opinion: Firefox and the e-conomy

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Post Posted January 21st, 2005, 4:15 pm

Since starting to use Firefox, my Windows has stopped getting corrupted. IE is now used merely to access, and suddenly, I feel safe. Happy to do my online banking. Happy to shop at amazon, buy tickets for transport and entertainment online. In this way, Firefox is indirectly better leveraging the potential of the web economy. Dot com bubble, where art thou?

There is one more step for me to go: from buying real-world goods online to buying virtual goods, online. I imagine that my events magazine could allow me to subscribe, at a small extra cost over what I already pay for the mag, to an online database of movie reviews. Maybe my Linux magazine will do the same. I don't want to subscribe to the mag, because not every issue interests me that much. But not having to keep boxes of old magazines around in case I need some information would be well worth a small investment.

In the same way, I am already paying for internet radio that came bundled with my broadband connection. And happily so. What else is there that I could become convinced is actually useful for me? Who else is going to reassure me that they are not spying on me, merely providing a transparent service that I feel in control of?

Currently, there is a reluctance on the part of the content providers to invest in such web databases, interfaces and new subscription models. After all, not all users may think like me. But they could. And once they start doing so, the web economy will be running smoothly once again. And Firefox is the key.

(Feel free to discuss issues relating to password sharing, effortless web content copying, user aggravation by non-permanent access to the information, etc. Thanks.)

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Post Posted January 21st, 2005, 4:27 pm

Are you talking about spyware/adware?
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Post Posted January 22nd, 2005, 4:08 am

firefoxfanphill wrote:Are you talking about spyware/adware?

Yeah, and pop-ups, malicious scripts, you name it! :)

Of course, the other half of the bargain has to be to educate users to read msgbox contents before clicking "yes", and probably to switch off some of the standard alerts, like, "you are entering a secure site".



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