No vertigo for Google Chrome, whose 20% dumb idea is this?

Okay this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Word was all over the tech blogosphere that the browser darling, Chrome, is going to get some sort of ability to track its orientation – you know the kind of thing found on Apple’s iPad and iPhone.



If this is some sort of feature that people think they are going to need, regardless of whether, like Sarah Perez on ReadWriteWeb, it is for gaming – think again. To be clear – this ability is so that your browser will be able to tell what is up or what is down, and I still keep coming back to wanting to know why.

Is Google under the impression that we’re suddenly going to be rotating our monitors or flipping our laptops upside down or something?

Sure I can possibly see it for something like a mobile browser especially since everyone just loves playing racing game in a mobile browser but except for reasons where this might be wanted in mobile setting chances are there’s an app for that.

Sorry but this has to be one of the dumbest ideas of a feature to add to Chrome. Surely there are a lot more important things that could be added or fixed.