We apparently have a giant cultural knowledge gap in some corners of Slope. Therefore, please, watch this:
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I tend to be a contrarian in all things – not just financial – and the same goes for technology. In the early days of the Internet, I would use AltaVista instead of Yahoo, Eudora instead of Outlook, and – until recenty – Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. There actually was a time in Prophet's history that one of the interview questions was what browser the candidate used. If they said Firefox, that was a pretty important plus.
For whatever reason, Firefox lost its way. It got to the point where I would have to restart the browser several times a day, every day, since it became a total memory pig. Left unattended, it would gobble up one gigabyte of memory on God-knows-what.
I decided to try Google Chrome instead, and I've never looked back. I am in awe of any company – in this case, Google – which can get so big and still generate fantastic products with a lot of technical polish. I don't make a habit of discussing technical issues on the blog, but I just had to tip my hat to Chrome this morning since it has been so helpful. And I haven't had to restart it even once.