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Blake Ross of Firefox on Wired magazine's cover
tedster




msg:1590644
 4:47 pm on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

In the February print issue of Wired magazine (print) you find front page coverage of Firefox and its "spark plug", 19-year-old Stanford student Blake Ross. They give the story 5 full pages!

Of note:

But Firefox doesn't have to overtake IE to cause havoc in Redmond....
With Longhorn [Microsoft] hopes to make the stand-alone browser obsolete
by incorporating Web browsing into the desktop.

Until a few months ago, it looked like the shift to Longhorn would give
Microsoft control of the web's de facto standards. Now, with Microsoft's
share in the bowser market slipping...web designers can't afford to ignore
the standards of Tim Berners-Lee's W3C, which Mozilla has hewed to but
which Microsoft has regarded as strictly optional.

The artilce gives equal time to 24-year-old Ben Goodger who "took the reins when Ross became a ful-time college student in 2003." Goodger drove the Firefox project to its 1.0 release and its subsequent wider appeal.

 

BlobFisk




msg:1590645
 4:57 pm on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Looks like some or all of the article is on the Wired site:

[wired.com...]

SuzyUK




msg:1590646
 5:05 pm on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

The artilce gives equal time to 24-year-old Ben Goodger

Sounds the PR machine on FF is keeping going, the timing coincides nicely with this ~ Ben Goodger's Changes [weblogs.mozillazine.org]

As of January 10, 2005, my source of income changed from The Mozilla Foundation to Google, Inc. of Mountain View, California. My role with Firefox and the Mozilla project will remain largely unchanged, I will continue doing much the same work as I have described above - with the new goal of successful 1.1, 1.5 and 2.0 releases.

Google and Firefox, do we have a powerful combination on our hands..

Suzy

tedster




msg:1590647
 10:54 pm on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Related thread about Google's hire of Ben Goodger [webmasterworld.com] in our Google Forum.

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