Making comparisons.

Not too long ago a colleague was arguing that Internet Explorer was like Vioxx. Vioxx had recently been recalled for known side-effects. Why take something with known side-effects when aspirin is available.
I wonder if the analogy isn’t the reverse here. It is commonly believed that if introduced today Aspirin would never make it to market. Too many side effects. There have even been deaths from Aspirin. Where as until recent years, Vioxx was seen as a great thing.
I don’t know. The mind kind of wanders as you read about critical Firefox security vulnerabilities.