Response time + Stability will establish a new basis of competition - Google Chrome
I just posted this comment on Scobleizer's blog, regarding the post named
"Why Google Chrome OS has already won"
Speed and stability can capture users. Tightly coupling the OS and browser will create a new type of competition. Here is my comment:
"Response time + Stability will establish a new basis of competition. Web apps replace desktop/laptop apps. Web devices are an increasing share of online devices. This adds up to Google's OS & Web browser, optimized for Web apps, able to dramatically improve user experience via speed (response time) and stability (far fewer reboots and crashed apps.) One of the apps that is crashing more frequently for heavy Web users is the browser. Stripping the OS down to support browsers and creating a Web-app-oriented browser is a winning strategy."
UPDATE 24 MARCH 2011
Google confirms my view:
“At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ – the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest,” Matt Brittin, Google’s managing director of U.K. and Ireland operations, said in Think Quarterly‘s introduction. “We know that the faster we deliver results, the more useful people find our service.
UPDATE 24 JUNE 2015
Robert Scoble moved all his content to Facebook, so there is no link to his piece. Find him at
Update on Browser speeds: On Lifehacker - Browser speed tests chrome, firefox, internet explorer, opera