new analogy

netscape navigator/communicator vs. microsoft internet explorer browser v1 was like the viet nam war. ie being the u.s. and netscape being the viet cong. ie vs firefox (specifically, but mozilla in general) is like the current global guerrilla resistantance (specifically in the form of 'iraqi insurgents' but broader than just in iraq).

browser war v1 and the viet nam war had a clear singular centralized enemy/target/other side/whatever. even if their tactics were different they could still be treated as A unit.

browser war v2 and iraqi insurgence are a loosely coupled network. they are not a conventional enemy/target/other side/whatever. where as microsoft and the u.s. still think the old way. their dinosaurs. and the slowly going the way of the american buffalo (to mix metaphors).