Updated below: (a).
“On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.
It’s always significant when Google releases new software, but not all of their projects have been successful. The technical details on Chrome sound promising. Having another good be open source browser might spur competition, experimentation with new ideas, and lead to better web tools for everyone. But, of course, we hope that it does not kill off any of the other good browsers, open sourced or not.
I scanned the comic quickly and saw no mention of the Semantic Web or direct support for noticing or capturing data encoded by sites. Chrome looks like it is mostly trying to do rework a conventional browser to make it cleaner, faster and safer. That’s a good goal, but an incremental one.
Google blogscoped has a good summary of Chrome’s features if you don’t want to read the comic.