[Greasemonkey] Watering Smoldering Flames Out in the Real World
jdunck at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 13:13:34 EST 2005
On Apr 1, 2005 12:47 PM, Bill Donnelly <donnelly at snowcrest.net> wrote:
> People are making an awful big 'to do' about Greasemonkey and what it
> can do and is being used for. As well they should. But what I'm talking
> about are the "Doom and Gloom" and "negative" comments and predictions
> and such. Let's face it, no matter how popular Greasemonkey gets, at
> BEST, maybe 10% to 25% of Firefox users will use it. MAYBE 50%, but
> probably not.
In current incarnation, maybe. But user scripting and the hackable
web is clearly becoming more popular. Yes, I agree, Tilly will never
install a user script. That's not much the point, to me. There're
user scripts on Opera (core) and IE (toolbar). This is important
Well, I, for one, welcome ad-based services, because I have broadband
and am sighted, and generally don't find most ads too annoying. I
block only the most eggregarious ads. GoogleAds aren't even on my
radar. The fact that I'll basically never buy anything from any of
them is a small irony. I don't buy lotto tickets, either.
How long until DVR kills ad-based TV? That's certainly going
mainstream (in middle-class America, anyway).
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