Not content with becoming a verb, noun and ultra-profitable media conglomerate, Google is about to launch a browser, and it will be called Chrome. How do we know? Well, it seems Scott McCloud drew a 38 page comic all about Chrome, which was inadvertently leaked to the Internet yesterday. Jeff Trexler revels:
Old media heralding the new–in biblical terms, it’s like Moses showing Joshua the Promised Land or John the Baptist preaching Jesus. Sure, in these stories the old one dies, but as Google’s initiative illustrates, paper comics aren’t going away quite yet. As one commenter notes, “What a great way to communicate complex ideas!”
It seems a few copies of the comic went out to Europe, and in a few moments the whole thing was scanned and up on the Web. (Beware heavy traffic load times!) (Also beware excitement over global data structures, etc etc.)
McCloud already has his own FAQ page:
Yes, it’s true: I drew a comic for Google explaining the inner workings of their new open source browser Google Chrome. Details have been leaking all over the Web since a few copies apparently went out pre-launch by mistake, so here’s the skinny on my small part of this very cool software project.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.