Hackosphere: The Web is not ready for Chrome yet!:
Like many other people I've read about the Chrome web browser for Google, and have wondered if I should try it. Is it any faster than other browsers, any simpler, any more efficient?
And this article explains it better than anything else -- the push towards Rich Internet Applications.
It's a sort of electronic verbosity, like HTML in e-mail. People who never use one word where four will do love to clothe the most trivial statements with fancy fonts in different colours, animated smiley faces and the like, so that one gets the original message, and then the HTML version that is 10 times as long (and I have my mail reader set to only show the plain text anyway, so I never see the fancy stuff).
If the content was really enhanced by all these bells and whistles it might be OK, but most of it is trivial.
So if the main feature of Chrome is that it does more of what I'm already trying to stop Firefox doing, thanks but no thanks.
Until bandwidth caps are removed, the web is not ready for Rich Internet Applications, and therefore not ready for Chrome.