[WEB4LIB] RE:The beginning of the end for the Netscape Browser???

Raymond Wood raywood at magma.ca
Fri Jun 8 23:06:27 EDT 2001

On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 05:07:11PM -0700, Dan Lester wrote:
> Friday, June 08, 2001, 5:18:06 PM, you wrote:
> RW> On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 02:19:38PM -0700, Thomas Dowling wrote:
> >> I've never been very sympathetic to Netscape's plight.  
> RW> Nor I, for the same reasons you outline below.  In fact, I found out
> RW> somewhere along the line that the 'Mozilla' name, originally associated
> RW> with the Navigator browser, is derived from the the phrase 'Mozaic
> RW> Killer' (does anyone remember Mozaic?  :)  Netscape's raison d'etre was
> RW> to kill off a nice free browser and replace it with their own
> RW> proprietary creation.  For a while, they certainly succeeded...
> It wasn't just "Mosaic Killa", but they also had a character named
> "Mozilla", who looks something like a cross between Godzilla (thus the
> "zilla" and a TRex with a goofy look on its face.  In fact, a Mozilla
> hat with the critter on it is sitting to my left as I type.  The hat
> cost ten bucks or something from the Netscape Store back about NS1.0
> to NS2.0.  It is one of my older hats among the several hundred that I
> have.

Now you know the truth behind that goofy mascot.

Raymond (who thinks the Mozilla browser splash graphic is actually kinda

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