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my file explorer is not a whore bar

One of the things I'm enjoying about my new Mac is all the Apple myths that I get to bust. Take a look at the little iDisk there. No, I don't want iDisk. No thanks. Go away.

From the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank about the beginnings of the Firefox browser.

number six on the list was "the browser will never have a whore bar." And what that was in reference to was that Netscape had sold all of the bookmarks on the "personal toolbar," this is your link bookmark toolbar that's Netscape's name for it, the personal toolbar, the thing that is yours but it was filled up with paid for sponsored links. And some of them weren't just links. They were other services. If you clicked on it, it would go out and fetch an executable for this, you know, VoIP product, and install on your system, and launch it, you know.

And it was like-it was so clear that they were going to monetize every pixil on the screen that they could-that that was a you know, a fundamental principle in the development of Firefox, was we're not going to whore out to Corel, and we're not going to-the interface is sacrosanct.

That last line in particular seems like a real Apple thing to say -- the interface is sacrosanct. Yet Apple is whoring out pixels in the top left (i.e. the most commonly viewed part of every application) of the file browser (i.e. one of the most important applications on any operating system).

How do I remove it? "Just drag it to the trash." And how many people are going to figure that out...

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