A web comic called xkcd has recently released a comic titled “Umwelt,” which can be found here: http://xkcd.com/1037/
The mouseover text reads: “Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds. Everything about you shapes the world you inhabit–from your ideology to your glasses prescription to your choice of web browser.”
That’s right. Your web browser.
I was reading the comic in Mozilla Firefox, my default browser, where it looked like this.
Then I read the mouseover text, and tried it out in Google Chrome, where it looked like this.
Funny, right? Just wait.
And then I tried it in Internet Explorer (which had come with the computer, against my will), where it looked like this.
That’s not all.
IE carries a serious stigma for NEVER DISPLAYING ANYTHING RIGHT (and there’s a reason for that).
I even downloaded Safari just to try it out, where it looked like this.
Edit: I just realized how geeky this makes me look, especially since I have the Calculator program and Notepad++ pinned to my toolbar, not to mention an MMORPG (among other things) bookmarked in Mozilla, an Adventure Time theme in Google Chrome, and now 4 browsers downloaded on my computer. Oops.
Oh, and the screens are wide because I’m working on an Eee PC. In case you were wondering.
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