Read more hereIn the spirit of the Firefox 3 firstrun pages, I would like to permanently
commemorate the noble deeds of the robot community in their fight for an open
web. The proposed format for this is an about:robots page that will change the
favicons for all open and future tabs in the current browser session to the
blinking robot favicon.
Courtesy of beltzner, the suggested interaction is:
- User types about:robots
- about:config/netError styled page with a large robot graphic and tagline will
- all current favicons will change to the animated robot favicon
- there will be a button, and clicking it will undo the favicon changes and
close the tab (note: what if this is the only page open?)
Suggested strings for the tagline:
"We have come to visit you with peace and goodwill!" (beltzner; The Day The
Earth Stood Still)
"Robots are taking over!" (jslater; random)
"Welcome Humans! I am ready for you" (pkim)
"0.68 seconds sir. For an android, that is nearly an eternity" (pkim)
"I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's
something I cannot allow to happen" (pkim)
Suggested strings for the button text:
"Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!" (beltzner; The Day The Earth Stood Still; used to
stop the robot Gort from destroying the earth)
Other suggestions for the tagline and button are welcome, but we need to decide
on this quickly.
jslater will be working on the graphic in the same style as the existing
firstrun ones, and any direction/ideas for it are welcome.
In order to make beta4, we will need to move quickly on this important
recognition of robotic generosity.