World Records, Mozilla and Beyond

Mozilla is well on its way to a new world record with the release of Firefox 3. The program was averaging 14,000 downloads a minute — or 13 gigs of transferred data per second — just hours after going online Tuesday afternoon. Mozilla hopes to have the number secure its spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads of a single program within 24 hours.

Other technology companies are thinking about getting on the bandwagon, too. The following is a list of records expected to be achieved in the coming year:

  • Best name of departing executive: Yahoo, “Jeff Weiner
  • Best headline never run about that executive: “Weiner Withdraws Early”
  • Runner-up: “Weiner’s Departure Leaves Behind Mess”
  • Second runner-up: “Weiner’s Exit Leaked”