Tim Bray asks whether home pages are going away. He says:
Lauren starts up with a blank page; she relies on RSS and bookmarks. Her browser sure does start up fast. Maybe that’s the future.
These days, Google is my home page, but I’m not sure why. I could just as easily type in my queries in the location bar. A long time ago, I set my wife’s home page to
about:blank, and not long ago I reinstalled Windows on that computer. IE set MSN or whatever as its home page, and my wife asked me not long after to set it back to
about:blank. So, yeah, I’d say the home page is going away. Strange given that much of Netscape’s value was at one time derived from the fact that Netscape browsers all started with the same piece of real estate as the default home page.