Coding well.... not yet
Tech-tyrants and media-demons locked in their bubbles of infinite evil and infinite falsehood SHOULD create a business opportunity for non-demons. This article at Federalist
points to several existing
alternatives that should be boosted and popularized if we want to slow down Satan's bulldozer.
One caught my attention. Eich, who was Inquisited out of Mozilla for heretical non-satanic beliefs, has gone on to create an alternative company and an alternative browser called Brave.
I immediately gave it a try. Unfortunately it's not ready for prime time, not a proper competitor to Firefox. Eich seems to have missed the main advantage of FF over other browsers: Plugins and extensions. Most important of all is the download helper. Brave doesn't have a built-in downloader and hasn't yet found or developed a plugin for the purpose.
When you're developing a brand-new device or software for a totally new purpose, you have to build the whole system at once. Content, carrier, accessories.
But this is NOT a brand-new device. This is directly competing with an existing device. When you're trying to compete with an existing device or software that has slots for accessories, the FIRST thing you do is rig your new device or software to accept the SAME accessories seamlessly. A new kitchen stove should heat existing pots and pans. A new coffeemaker should use existing filter papers. A lamp should use existing light bulbs.
Eich's team hasn't done this. They're asking users to suggest plugins for adaptation, which means the API slots are not the same. If the slots were the same, you could simply transfer your extensions as easily as you transfer your bookmarks.
I desperately WANT to support this effort. Coding well is the best revenge. Unfortunately Eich hasn't done it yet.
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