It Came from Outer Space
Written by David Peake   
Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Firefox Crop CircleI knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!  Bill Gates has infuriated the entire galaxy!

Boy!  Just because of a simple little directive from Sir William to crush all things Netscape, somebody had to get their nose all bent out of shape and launch an all out assault on Browserdom.

Sure, Firefox generally works better than IE and has more features ... but something always seemed a little suspicious.  I mean was this technology really within the grasp of the sentient beings which are native to this little globe we call Earth?

Well, now we know ... Firefox was just the latest attempt to mettle in human affairs by our "friendly" neighbors from the vast reaches of outer space.  Is there any longer cause for doubt?  Doesn't the recent appearance of the mysterious crop circle on the outskirts of Amity, Oregon  just scream Inter-Galactic Calling Card?

Oh, wait!  I just ran across an article that explains this "mystery" on the Oregon State University website.  Apparently, some highly organized Firefox enthusiasts are responsible for the crop circle in honor of the 200 millionth download.  Yet, my extra-terrestial fears are not totally relieved ... according to the OSU article, the culprits who created this monstrosity admit that "the Firefox Crop Circle project shows that we have so much passion for Firefox that we want it to be visible from space!"

Why do they want it seen from space?  I just want to say, unless you want the little green men to take over the world ... you may want to consider carefully which browers you use.  I'm just saying. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 August 2006 )