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leeharveyosmond
2006-05-31, 12:49 PM
I'm quibbling about nothing here, I really am...

"Powerful web browsing, designed for Mac OS X. " is what it says on the Info panel. I don't know if you've looked at Version Tracker or similar lately, but my experience is that I end up looking there for a piece of software to accomplish a particular task, and when I see a vendor -- any vendor -- use the adjective 'powerful' about their own product it induces this peculiar sinking feeling; I've learned that products so described are usually abominations.

OmniWeb is not such an abomination; use almost any other adjective, and OmniWeb is back into the practice of "underpromise, overdeliver". Versatile, elegant, feature-rich -- who'd argue with those? Powerful is certainly true, but carries the negative connotations I mentioned. So I'd vote to remove it.

See, I told you I was quibbling about nothing.

Forrest
2006-05-31, 01:29 PM
IMHO, you said it best when you said when I see. You're basically saying you're biased on the subject ;)

edenwaith
2006-06-07, 05:36 PM
I know the feeling. It is like when Microsoft uses words like "innovative" or "enhances" or pretty much any what-used-to-be-a-positive adjective.

Some not-quite-so-top-notch adventure games seem to advertise features like "innovative puzzles" on their boxes, which lead me to think that if that is a feature to brag about, it might not be that great.