Some real gems in there:
It turns out if you dig deep into Mozilla (aka Netscape, aka Firefox, aka SeaMonkey, aka SwampMonster, I mean the thing really has way too many farging names already), you’ll find that it actually is a relatively full-featured platform. It’s not quite as general-purpose as an OS (or Java), but it’s certainly big and hairy enough to be making threats in that general direction.
We hear you brother, but wait…
Yes, we feel your pain. It’s a bit unfair to compare a Hello World extension to printing on the console in Python. Try building Hello World in QT or GTK and packaging it up into something usable. It’s a good point though. In the age of Web Applications, all that work seems laborious for the developer compared with uploading a PHP script. And end users are getting used to not installing anything any more.
And so on it goes, taking digs at other technologies and how things are less than ideal in the browser programming world. Regardless, Mozilla and Firefox did breathe new life into the Web programming that really set the scene for the quest to make things nicer for all of us.