They wouldn't be heroes if they were infallible, in fact they wouldn't be heroes if they weren't miserable wretched dogs, the pariahs of the earth, besides which the only reason to build up an idol is to tear it down again. -- Lester Bangs
Spock Mountain Research Labs hit the Mozilla party with
full force this year. There were so many lab coats that
half the people there thought that we were putting the
party on. We danced like freaks, drank recklessly, and
TALKED SHIT. And then Upside Magazine came and talked to
So check out Sam Williams' latest "Down the Toilet" column in Upside Today.
Despite my drunken remarks about a general loss of energy, I want to say that
I love Mozilla and I loved this year's Mozilla party. Even though it's true
that it wasn't as good as last year's, it was STILL one of the best parties
I've been to in the city this year, or any year. We here at Spock Mountain
were just as shocked as everyone else to learn that Jamie Zawinski had
If nothing else, JWZ can throw a good goddamn party.
I truly hope that Mozilla is NOT down the toilet. Perhaps JWZ's resignation
will help spur the rest of the Mozilla team on, and help to break the project
off from AOL (and what's left of Netscape), so that it becomes much more a real
Open Source, community-based project.
What really IS "down the toilet" is Netscape itself. It's really extremely
sad to see a fantastico company like Netscape deteriorate. There hasn't been
anything so sad since Steve Jobs got thrown out of Apple, and John Sculley ran
the company into the ground like a drill.