July 23, 2005

Better browsers breed better lowlives

It's been said that advances in antibiotic and pharmaceutical biology may, in the long run, breed "superbugs" - bacteria and viruses that are resistant to drugs and therefore incurable.

It looks like the same thing is starting to happen with Web browsers. After about two years of using Mozilla Firefox as my principal browser - which, unlike IE until relatively recently, has had pop-up blocking as a standard feature all along - nonetheless in the last couple of weeks I am seeing an increase in pop-up windows anyway.

Looks like it's time for the Mozilla people to rethink a new blocking strategy.