RE: side-effect of tabbed browsing

Subject: RE: side-effect of tabbed browsing
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:33:39 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hemstreet, Deborah
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:06
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: side-effect of tabbed browsing
> While I would tend to agree, this leads to another question:
> Most likely the SW was designed BEFORE tabbed browsing. I think it is
> possible that they are not even aware that the SW behaves this way
> using tabbed browsing.

Deborah (and Dan who said something similar) are probably correct.

It's not something that's going to affect a lot of people... few are as
creatively lazy in the bizarre manner that I can sometimes be... :-)

I merely thought it was interesting, having been perplexed for a while
and then having figured out what was going on (ouch! just wrenched my
shoulder, patting myself on the back).

However, this illustrates a maxim that was drilled into us in a sport I
used to do: This or that little thing going wrong is not going to
hurt/kill you. But let a couple of harmless little glitches combine, and
the story changes.

Applies to skydiving, flying/gliding, scuba, car and boat racing, etc.,

People like Gene and others in the aircraft-related industries, as well
as medical equipment and many other areas, will probably be quite
familiar with the notion of just a few "harmless" little things piling
up into something unexpectedly dire.

Getting an extra e-mail or three is not dire, but imagine if the glitch
at the website/shopping-cart had been to generate another order/shipment
each time the page was accessed... hmm?

- Kevin
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