The Gleam of Chrome Is Irresistible

I’m definitely a Chrome person.

And it’s not just because I’m trying to tweak Raymond Loewy.

I think it’s a reflection of the fact that I’m right in Google’s wheelhouse: I love “one-stop shopping,” I’m almost completely oblivious (aka “recklessly indifferent”) when it comes to privacy concerns, and the ability to log in from various locations is a life-saver when shuttling between the office and home. Also, I’ll be honest: I love being the “cool kid” in the various browser mashups/humorous comparisons that pop up from time to time.

Those may not be particularly compelling reasons, I know. Thankfully, I now have “The 100,000 Stars Project” to add to the list — a webpage/ChromeWorkshop experiment that just might be the best use of the InterWebs to date. And which is only available on Chrome. (Take that, Loewy!)

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I could spend a couple of hours on the “pan/tilt” function alone. But I’d probably be listening to this piece while I was doing it, and not Sam “Mass Effect” Hulick’s score.

Also, be sure not to miss this important bit of info from the Chrome folks:

Warning: Scientific accuracy is not guaranteed. Please do not use this visualization for interstellar navigation.

(If I had a single altruistic bone in my body, I’d point to this great OpenCulture post and its comprehensive overview. But then you’d know about OpenCulture, and I’m planning to poach 75%-80% of my future blogging content from there. Just forget I mentioned it, OK? And pay no attention to Frank Weathers. He’s just trying to steal my thunder.)

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.


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