Tuesday, September 02, 2008
On Labor Day, Google announced its widely rumored new browser to compete with Internet Explorer called Chrome. Interesting they used a comic book format to show off the features and functionality of the browser. (looks like actual release/download date will be today at some point.)
Another example of how different media are beginning to take on different content. Clearly the media is not the message. This is a serious message in the browser wars and Google has chosen a format familiar with kids and one that is simple and effective for conveying a message. The art work and comic was done by Scott McCloud a well known advocate for taking comics seriously and a writer of "Reinventing Comics" and his well known "Understanding Comics."
Here are some articles on the topic:
Google Chrome Answers the GreenBorder Mystery
Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project (this article provides a great list of features of the Chrome.)
And, as to not waste time, Wikipedia has an entry about Chrome...the beauty of Internet speed. Chrome in Wikipedia.
Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets
Recommended Games and Gadgets