Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:57 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google Now this is something that I find really interesting. We all know and love Google Chrome/Chromium (and if you don't, you're demonstrably wrong), but Google recently made a change in the developer version that ruffled some feathers: the URL field will no longer show the "http://". This made a lot of people very upset.
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Let them play
by eazel7 on Sun 18th Apr 2010 15:51 UTC
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1) It's just in the dev channel, it might not get to the release

2) If it's not in some channel no data could be gathered about its usage, maybe it's a great idea and we can't see it

3) If you have mangled corpses, there are two problems: they're not nice and they're not healthy. One is solved a-la-apple by hiding them. The other one is solved by removing them. If you can't remove the corpses yet, please hide them because they're so disgusting that I might puke.

4) http(s):// schema is not a mangled corpse, it's a rockstar. It's the core protocol of a browser. It was so damn good that it conquered the entire web space. ftp:// gopher:// or whatever are strangers in the browser world. What is the ratio usage of http(s):// vs other:// in a Chrome Browser? I'm sure about how small the percentage will be...

5) Don't think about 'the IT Pro', 'the dummy user'. It's about humans.

Note beside: If you make things *less simple* that what they can be, you're missing something. And if you make them complex, people will not understand and that will upset everyone.

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