Google Tech Talk on Chrome

On 10/12, Google gave a tech talk on Google Chrome (their web browser that's incredibly fast, secure, and stable). I had a class right before, so I came in a little bit late.

I missed the body of the talk, but they were fairly interesting in the question and answer period. They talked about the design philosophy of prioritizing content over chrome (the part of your web browser that isn't content), designing for efficiency, and reducing options. That's the one part that I disagree with. The person designing Chrome previously worked on Netscape, which apparently had pages and pages of customizable options but bad defaults. He saw this and decided that, to force themselves not to rely on user customization as a crutch, they would remove most customization and just get the correct defaults. While Google Chrome does have the correct defaults, I still like my customization.