Firefox is momentarily out of Touch

Everything about Firefox has been strange lately.

The un-called-for Pocket integration. The useless Firefox Hello. Even little things, like the Chrome-ization of the UI. The force-signing of extensions. I’m sure there’s more…

Remember this Linus Torvalds quote?:

This “users are idiots, and are confused by functionality” mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don’t use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn’t do what I need it to do.

Firefox is going down the same path and treating its users like idiots. Why? To broaden its target audience?

But why? Anyone who doesn’t understand complexity is using IE or Chrome anyway.

Firefox’s entire selling point is that it’s an alternative to the idiot-proof browsers that are IE and Chrome.

Why is Mozilla trying to make Firefox the next Opera?

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