December 24, 2007
You may have read about the project recently announced by Mozilla.
This project will be known as Weave and it will focus on finding ways to enhance the Firefox user experience, increase user control over personal information, and provide new opportunities for developers to build innovative online experiences. (I added the emphasis to this quote.)
Om Malik explained the idea behind Weave as follows. “If you lose your computer, you can download Firefox, log into your [Mozilla Services] account and you can restore all that information.”
A question I haven’t seen addressed in any of the posts I’ve read about Weave is: what if I use multiple browsers, including, but not limited to, Firefox? I don’t like the idea of any particular browser becoming the platform on which I rely.
I like the idea of “the web as platform” with the browser being the thing I use to access the platform, rather than the platform itself.