7/16/2005 11:24:00 PM|W|Pemail@example.com|W|P|Internet's biggest mistake
Everything we want today is free. Even when we have all free services like hotmail, yahoo, MSN, forums, portals and what not, we take these services for granted, feeling that they are our rights given to us by someone which cannot be taken away. The internet was a great idea. Linking all the computers to share data. People thought that internet could have earned them money. They were not wrong, had they had a foresight. Everything all of sudden was introduced as free, and that was where the biggest mistake was committed.
Today, we consider the internet free of cost and are not ready to pay for anything on it. Take the case with our ISP. Free ISPs had been there but not much of them lasted. That's why while paying for our ISP we don't feel much. You go to a barber and he gives you a haircut i.e he is providing service. In terms of financial assets, he does not lose anything if we don't pay him. But we pay him. We don't feel anything while paying him. Why? Because we are used to. We know that we have to pay him because we have been doing so forever.
Not the same with the internet. We have never paid for it. We have never co-related the internet with money as we do to a store. The same tendency of ours is now being seen when we think of any digital matter. When it comes to software, games and the rest we are so used to seeing digital matter free that we don't want to pay the prices that the original copy costs. Hence, piracy is the way we come out with.
How many of us, have ever weven visited the store on a site to check the prices for a software? Haven't you always first checked for the trial version of the software first? While buying books too on the net, we first search for it's PDFs.
The internet is a great tool no doubt. But it made a mistake without which it could have been a career line of millions. That was it's biggest mistake.
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After the browser wars ended, the downfall of netscape was clearly seen. Even it's new avatar Netscape 8 is a huge dissapointment. Then came Mozilla, which created quite a movement by Mozilla v.1.0 but created a revolution by Firefox. Following close in the race was Opera. Just the difference was that Firefox was open source, whereas Opera was ad-ware. Firefox was overhyped, some say and some say that it deserved the praise. There are still fans of IE. Microsoft, somehow seemed to limp at the later stages of the race. Or maybe Microsoft lost interest. Now it is not a browser war going on for the diplomacy in the browser market. It is a split in the user base. No browser is dominant. Every browser has it's own set of fans and forumers.
We have lost the glamour of browser. No longer the name 'Firefox' fascinates us. All that means to us is browsing at an acceptable speed and not being turned down by sites due to compatibility problems with additional pizzazz like 'pop-up' blockers and the rest. We have taken these browsers for granted. No longer is it 'Opera' or 'Firefox' for us. It's just a 'browser'. There are millions of browser around us. Now we don't make a choice. It's just what we feel at random. Or what we have been using from the first day.
The browser wars have ended and given rise to browser race. It isn't a contest between two for gaining diplomacy, it's a run between many to be ahead, no matter the destination.