Wednesday, 3 September 2008
A Chrome Herring
The difference between a good blog and a bad one is focus: know your audience and stick to the program.
Alas, I feel a slip coming on. A red herring.
Make that a chrome herring.
As we all know, the Evil One, the Adversary, Lucifer, Satan is revealed as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the browser of the Beast. Yes, I'm fully aware that some of you - more than will confess and repent of it - are enslaved even now to this vile demonic entity. IE was a murderer from the beginning, and the blood of the righteous Netscape still cries out from the ground!
Until now the forces of light have gathered around Firefox, the Web's best hope. Safari and Opera are lightweights by comparison, but each user who switches from the Empire of Darkness lights a small candle of hope, and now there's a new front opening in the battle for the Gates of the Enemy: Google Chrome.
Have you been vacillating? Held in thrall by fear of the unknown, mindlessly worshiping at the temple of Microsoft? Now is the moment! Break free! Call on Providence to strengthen your resolve and download Chrome. Do it now... NOW is the hour of salvation!
There - that's the closest I've ever come to issuing an altar call. Sorry about the absence of sawdust, but I couldn't find any at short notice. And remember, even if Chrome isn't for you (it's still in Beta), there are still others who have yet to bow the knee to Bill/Baal. Hush, wipe away that tear, as well as Chrome your free Firefox download is waiting, calling, softly and tenderly...
Amen and amen.