Has Chrome Transcended Version Numbering?

By Deane Barker on May 23, 2011

The Infinite Version: Interesting thoughts on Chrome.

For the longest time, web browsers have been strongly associated with specific versions. The very mention of Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape 4.77 should send a shiver down the spine of any self-respecting geek. And for good reason! Who can forget what a breakout hit Firefox 3 was, or the epochs that Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 represent in Microsoft history. But Chrome? Chrome is so fluid that it has transcended software versioning altogether.

Reminds me of the processor speed wars of the late nineties.  Back then, you lived and died by how many MHz your processor could do.  Every increment in MHz was a really big deal.  Nowadays, I don’t even know how fast my processor is, and with the advent of dual cores, that number is even fuzzy.

(Just checked: dual-core 3 GHz.  Fear me.)



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