Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Jun 2011 18:15 UTC
Opera Software Jon S. von Tetzchner has been with Opera for a long time - in fact, he co-founded the browser maker back in 1995, and led the company to great success; the desktop version may play a niche role, the various mobile versions surely do not. Today though, he has announced he will be leaving the company due to differences with the board and management.
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RE[2]: dont dumb down
by PresentIt on Mon 27th Jun 2011 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE: dont dumb down "
PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

They just took away the drop down button from the address bar, and then reluctantly allowed it to be added back via opera:config.

"Reluctantly"? What are you whining about? They added an option for it. Is that supposed to be wrong all of a sudden? This is the way it's always been done.

Wow, some people...

I like this comment from a user:

He sounds like a moron. "Oh no, someone did something I personally don't like! They must be evil!"

Fail.

Edited 2011-06-27 08:05 UTC

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RE[3]: dont dumb down
by j-kidd on Mon 27th Jun 2011 10:12 in reply to "RE[2]: dont dumb down "
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

And so the real reason why Jon resigned has been revealed:

Jon: Why do you want to do this to my browser? That's evil!

Board: Sorry, Jon. This is the way it's always been done™

Jon: Since when? I am the freaking founder!

Board: Since the release of Chrome, Jon.

Jon: Okay, you win.

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RE[4]: dont dumb down
by PresentIt on Wed 29th Jun 2011 21:37 in reply to "RE[3]: dont dumb down "
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Jon: Why do you want to do this to my browser? That's evil!

Board: Sorry, Jon. This is the way it's always been done™

Jon: Since when? I am the freaking founder!

Board: Since the release of Chrome, Jon.

This doesn't even begin to make sense. What does Chrome have to do with anything?

Are you saying that Jon didn't want Opera to succeed?

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