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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But Hang On
by HappyGod on Mon 19th Apr 2010 06:35 UTC
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This sounds to me like a solution looking for a problem.

Has there been a steep rise in panicky users calling up Google asking what 'http://' means?

I don't think so. So why mess with it?

This is fairly common with companies that are dealing with software concepts that have been around for a long time, and are desperately trying to think of something they can do to make it better/cooler.

Often, as with a painting, there comes a time when you should just walk away and stop trying to add new features. Otherwise you risk winding up with products like:

- Photoshop
- iTunes
- Microsoft Office

Of course the sales guys aren't normally thrilled with this philosophy!

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