Humans never cease to invent, to create. From a slice of bread to the Internet, as the video says, humans innovate. The Internet is maybe now the most used human innovation, to think that Internet came out almost of nowhere. With that fact in mind, it’s just so amazing. With the progression of the Internet comes more innovation of computer geeks. One is the creation of Web Browsers which permitted people to browse the net. In this “internet generation”, browsers are consumed by almost everyone and in the early stages of this “era”, competition between browsers, as I have seen in the video, was so tight that desperation was even evident.
As a young user of internet browsers, I did not expect that internet browsers had undergone a war. I mean, I know that there will always be competition between sellers (software sellers in this case), but I am just shocked that the competition was so heavy that even the US Government needed to interfere and intervene. I didn’t even know that a browser named Netscape existed, and I didn’t even know that the Microsoft company, the software company that I respect, has aimed to destroy the former. I grew up using Microsoft computers, typing with the use of MS Word, creating presentations using MS Powerpoint, and all other Microsoft softwares. Internet Explorer, the very first browser I used, was the one used to take down a not-so-familiar-to-me browser, Netscape. Bill Gates – I knew him as a rich man co-owning Microsoft, but I didn’t know that he’s been found guilty in a lawsuit. I didn’t really know all of these. What happened to me? Well, life is a learning process. We learn and discover new things, and so did I about all of these. Speaking about learning, I know Bill Gates have learned about this experience he had, for he is a brilliant and innovative man. If he hasn’t,he needs to know that destroying other people (in this case, competitor) won’t lead to your betterment. It will only lead to the destruction of others and yourself, as well.
The Internet gave a lot to humanity. From online banking, online shopping, social networking, cloud storage to online education, humanity has never had accessibility to almost anything than now. People even earn through softwares, websites, etc. Progression can’t be stopped, and so do good manners. Everyone strives for betterment. Yes everyone has needs, but it is never a need to destroy others.