java google toolbar
By Chris Quenelle on Oct 04, 2005
Scott McNealy sometimes forgets to ask my permission when he arranges large press releases, and this time I'm left in the dark. I read Sun's web page about the Google Toolbar and Java. But I don't get it. That article reads like the Google Toolbar is the best thing to happen to Java since it got support for generics (\*ack\*, \*ptui\*). But the Google Toolbar isn't written in Java, so I don't get what the connection is. Maybe someone can enlighten me.
I have NO objection to Sun and Google getting on stage together and annoucing we're going to work together on some unspecified projects. That PR, pure and simple. I have no problems with that. It's really just the "feature" story on sun.com that confuses me. (Although it's probably mirrored in most "articles" that cover the announcement.) I was curious if I was missing something, and so I did a google search on "java google toolbar". I got two results like these:
Google Toolbar blocks Java's showDocument and Yellow Explosion ...
And one result like this:
Google Toolbar Help Unfortunately the Google Toolbar is not able to recognize java applets and it is not possible to whitelist these types of popups. ...Those are unfortunate hits to come up first in the list on the day that Sun announces a new partnership with Google. Although I'm actually kind of happy about it too. It's proof that google doesn't proactively tweak its results.