I saw that Google released 3.0 of its browser. I checked out the list of the features, thinking “Hey, if they went to 3.0 then it must be something big!” Look at the list. It has virtually nothing. Its a few bug fixes. Why do people bother with numbers? Why not just call it Chrome 182.2? Who cares about 2.0 or 3.0 if you just change the rev willy nilly?
Does it matter? This is the question I keep asking myself. For some reason I feel like they are cheating and that makes me mad. However, it’s just a name, what different does it make?
Does it matter that Quicken 2010 will come out in the fall of 2009? Does it matter when the 2010 cars come out? It just feels stupid. It’s like having something cost $99 istead of $100. This is all a bunch of marketers thinking they are clever by trying to eke out another 0.01% of marketer share.
I get the psychology behind it, but it’s just wrong. Its morally unethical. We don’t need to trick people. We should just build better software. Maybe we should name software by the date it comes out.
Google Chrome 05/28/09. I like it better.