Really appreciate that Mozilla has chosen the death by a thousand cuts approach to killing Firefox. This way you really get to *feel* the pain of realizing how bad the browser ecosystem is over and over and over again.
— Sarah Jamie Lewis (@SarahJamieLewis) October 7, 2021
Good thread about the slow death of Firefox and the related inevitable surveillance apocalypse. A billion liberals screaming, “This is for your own good!” doesn’t make it so, and it’s nice that at least a few people are realizing that. Little good it will do, though. There will be no renaissance, as she hopes against all hope.
It started when they started blowing off the tech savvy users as unimportant perspectives. They didn’t realize those were the people installing Firefox on family and work desktop computers. @mozilla @firefox owes those former fans an apology for the way they treated people.
— Jeremiah Gowdy (@JeremiahGowdy) October 7, 2021
That is indeed primarily what killed Firefox, but I don’t want an apology. I want them to die. I’ve prevented approximately 500 to 1,000 people from using Firefox after they fucked all of us over, by sway and direct decision-making ability I have over various companies. It could be more than that because in an advisory capacity I recommended a company with 40,000+ employees not install Firefox, but I did not find out what decision they made (my consulting contract ended, but they probably listened to me).
Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers.