I have gotten progressively more frustrated and in order to get information out, was forced to send some of the info out as emails with suggestions to forward it. I hate doing that, plus it's much more time-consuming.
Every time I got into it and was staring at a blank box, my computer, using Mozilla Firefox, immediately begins to "hang" for minutes at a time, and that's after it takes forever to load.
I was constantly having to re-start my computer!!!
Much longer than the old Editor, which was/is positively breezy by comparison.
Friday night I watched the fascinating 32-minute interview with Google Inc. (GOOG) CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt on The Charlie Rose Show.
Interview at http://www.charlierose.com/view/content/11217
Past Schmidt interviews at http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/1007
While I usually enjoy seeing Schmidt and other high-tech types on Charlie's show, along with certain authors and columnists, given what I have been dealing with for the past week, I couldn't help but watch a little more incredulously than usual...
(Cue dream sequence music...)
Given the overwhelming unpopular opinion and problems that bloggers all over the world have had with this new "improvement," I'd have happily agree to buy Charlie a coffee and a sandwich at his favorite Starbuck's in NYC if he simply had interrupted some of the more self-congratulatory chit-chat and asked Schmidt the following:
"It's said by many that the Blogger.com platform more than anything else helped usher in the blogging revolution, but it's hard not to notice the crescendo of criticism surrounding the introduction of your new "Editor" that is supposed to allow the customer to proof the post more accurately than ever, but yet is beset with all manner of functional problems that remain unsolved as of this taping, and reportedly, you even neglected to incorporate something as basic as a spell-checking widget function in the new version.
Tell me, why would Google introduce a new version of something important to writing a blog but neglect to include a spell-checker?
Is this an example of Google NOT listening to your customers?"
Google's Eric Schmidt Talks to Charlie Rose
Google's CEO on the power of Facebook, the rivalry with Apple (where until recently he sat on the board), and trying to do the right thing in Chinahttp://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_40/b4197039435964.htm
Can you PLEASE not get rid of the Old Editor?http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=734e63d2afe481b4&hl=en
New Editor gives "server error" when trying to upload imageshttp://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=452f0957bd0f7028&hl=en
See also the interviews on the topic of The Growth of Google with Michael Copeland , Chris Anderson and Jessica Vascellaro at