Opera pokes fun at Chrome speed-test video
Jabbing at Google's elaborate Chrome speed test, Opera counters with low-tech browser video involving potatoes and kinetic energy.
Opera, ever scrappy in its effort to promote its browser over larger rivals, is poking fun at Google's recent video boasting about the speed of its Chrome browser.
"The Opera browser is much faster than a potato," concludes Opera's low-budget video, which features herring-obsessed caricatured Scandinavians rolling the tubers into a pot of water at the same time Opera loads a Web page.
The video is a not-so-subtle dig at Google, whichusing elaborately staged stunts recorded with high-speed videography. The first example: involved shooting a potato through a grid to make french fries, with a Web page loading in scene as the sliced potato pieces whizzed by.