Today, I thought I would remind you all to double check what Internet browser you’re using. This doesn’t have much to do with the book world, but it kind of does . . . I think? I don’t know. Google isn’t going to support Internet Explorer 6 anymore, so you should upgrade to IE8 or just switch to something completely different. Schnauzers prefer Google Chrome, mostly because it’s super fast and eats other Internet browsers for breakfast. There’s also Safari (for Macs, but PC users can download it too) and Firefox (app-rich, but sluggish), which have some nice features, but still aren’t quite as fast as Chrome.
If you don’t use Chrome, that’s fine, I guess. You won’t be able to ignore Google for much longer though. The concepts for their tablet look amazing, and the video above got me a little more excited than I should have been, perhaps. Akhtar also mentions the Google Nexus One. The Nexus One plus the tablet plus Chrome make for an impressive array of products that go far beyond a simple search engine. I’m still wondering about Google’s role in the future of E-publishing.
What do you think, readers? What browsers are you using? Why? Is anyone else thinking about Google like I am?