The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

If you are using Firefox you can enjoy this nice, and meaningful, “easter egg”. In the address bar type about:mozilla, and you will be greeted by the following “holy” text.

And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced.
But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird.
The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire
and thunder upon them. For the beast had been
reborn with its strength renewed, and the
followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

Beyond sounding as if this text came from some holy scripture, this text does indeed reference events from the end of the browser wars. Here are some of the references it makes:

  1. The Beast: is actually the Netscape browser. The core engine of Netscape was called Mozilla, and its mascot was a dinosaur, and thus it was a beast.
  2. The Fall of the Beast: that is when Netscape loss the browser wars for MS Internet Explorer.
  3. The Unbelievers: are the Internet Explorer crowd.
  4. The Great Bird: the original name for Firefox was Phoenix.
  5. Fire & Thunder: references to Firefox and Thunderbird

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