There is a lot of potential here. First of all, the bar is lower for developing for Firefox OS. If you can make a website you are mostly there. That means more people can find expression in the mobile market. On the other side, it has very low hardware requirements to run well, which means devices are more affordable and accessible. That is the goal, to make the mobile web have less of a financial barrier to participation.
I like new devices, with GPS, NFC and wireless charging. But none of those are really useful. A very basic device in the hands of billions in a lot more valuable than a complex and advanced device in the hands of millions.
I was thinking about this earlier this evening when I was talking to Clover. E had pulled away a chair from in front of a draw, and pulled out a pen to take its cap off. I easily reached over and took it away from em. It occurred to me that e was capable of all those actions, and that I should learn to trust Clover. So I gave em back the pen, and verbally instructed em on putting it back in the drawer, closing it and moving the chair back in place.
Clover turns 18 months old in a week. I don’t want em to ever shut up and sit down. ^_^
Nothing shuts down my attention faster than the line, “Dear Sir or Madam,”.
I have a condition called CDO. It is like OCD, but in alphabetical order, as it should be.