A Chrome Extension That Does Nothing

By February 6, 2010 January 3rd, 2011 Humor

Since it was first introduced, Google Chrome has been my browser of choice. So, when version 4 was released, I was particularly pleased to see the new extensions feature. When I went to view the extensions gallery, a particular entry stood out from the rest:

The Chrome Extensions gallery features an extension that does nothing.

This extension does nothing.

Right there among the top rated extensions, I found one that did nothing:

A close-up of the Nothing extension - over 2500 ratings (4.5 star average), and 464 people are "using" it.

When I viewed the details about the extension, it became obvious that many people were fueling the joke by adding supportive comments. Still, you see glimmers of confusion every now and then.

The "Nothing" extension's page - showing comments, and more.

The last comment is my favorite.