Happy Birthday Firefox!

Five years of Firefox.

Firefox Pilot

On November 9, 2004, Firefox 1.0 was released. At the time, Internet Explorer held a commanding 99% market share.

Today, Internet Explorer has shrunk to 65% and Firefox is at 23%. Had Microsoft kept their huge market share, the Internet would be a very different place today, controlled by one company hell bent on domination.

My thanks goes out to the Firefox developers and the community that sprung up to promote and extend this excellent open source browser.

Now we sink into a summer afternoon
Central Park in June
Marveling at the bounty our days contain
And we feel it like the shiver of a passing train