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What is possible..and what are we doing?

July 30th, 2009

I came across an article about Firefox having tabs on the top like Chrome in next version.

While reading it, I was thinking… Why are we discussing about this at all? Can’t present Firefox be changed by the end users in what ever way they like? No mater where we show the tabs, I don’t think any of the other functionality of the browser or the components in the toolbar change.

So why our software is being designed in such a way that we need to wait for an year to just change the tabs from one place to another place, but for anyone with little common sense it looks like, such things should be possible with 1 or 2 minutes of user customization.

Software Development is still stuck in its early stages. It did not grow up in anyway. They are just finding faster ways of doing things, easier ways of writing code. But I strongly believe the optimization should be done on how easier for user to change. Software should adapt to users. Not the other way around.

People are happy with stupid enhancements like remembering passwords, history auto fill etc. But the developers have totally forgot that there are much more to an user than that.

I am sure, I am definitely going to change this. Keep watching.

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