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// Google could unzip rival browsers pants.

April 24th, 2012

As of Tuesday 24th April 2012, Google is celebrating the life of Gideon Sundback (a Swedish-American electrical engineer, most famous for his development of the zip/zipper) through a dynamic Google Doodle.

Gideon Sundback Google Doodle

Now, I have something for you to ponder over… Google could in theory unzip the pants of rival internet browsers by meticulously crafting the way they code these dedicated, interactive homepages.

The buzz that these fun, one-off feats generates could be considered a well orchestrated traffic generator. In response to an article surrounding display issues with Firefox, what if Google were to purposefully outcast their rivals, by tailoring their code exclusively to their own (Google Chrome) browser, they could see a healthy surge in downloads of Chrome.

The time it takes to download and install Google Chrome is fast and effortless, and I could see people adopting the browser, just for a small perk like being able to be a part of these small moments in history.

Pondering.

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