Google Chrome’s Porn Mode

 

Google Chrome Porn Mode

Google Chrome Porn Mode

Back on May 2nd, 2005, I blogged about Safari’s new-at-the-time “Private Browsing” feature on TUAW. In the post, I noted:

 

My take: Browsing without any history or tracks of your browsing? Porn mode.

Today, with the launch of Google Chrome, Google introduced something they’re calling Incognito mode (screenshot above). Take note of the icon with the hat, shades, and up-turned collar of a trench coat. I’m sure Google’s official line is that that icon represents espionage and spying and being top secret, thus incognito. In reality, the only people who dress like that are flashers and this is nothing but a 2005 feature of Safari called Porn Mode reborn.

Now if only someone in the open source community would hack it a bit and call it what it is.

ps—besides this one disgusting bit, I’m liking Google Chrome so far. It’s very very fast and the ability to make any webpage its own application is very seamlessly implemented.

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