Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:03 UTC
Internet & Networking Every now and then, you get these news item that make you feel like something's wrong. The item doesn't make sense, shouldn't be possible, and yet it is. Despite Microsoft's newfound commitment to web standards, it's still incredibly unnerving to see things like this - the W3C's first HTML5 compliance test, in which Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 outdoes all other browsers.
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embrace extend extinguish
by jabjoe on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 10:27 UTC
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Seen this phrase before, it's embrace. We leave them, but we forget and they get us back with how they have changed. Then when we're in the house and not watching anymore, they lock the doors. Then they start hitting us again. With chairs, and everything goes bad. Then we can't use a browser of our choice for the company internal website, or for our wives to do SATS marking data entry, or anything else. As we have to use IE, we have to use Windows. No no no no. The moment that door closes, because "it keeps the warmth in", or what ever, we don't wait for the click of the lock and run regardless of what "good thing" the extend is. We hit first and run out the house screaming because we know the extinguish and bad things are coming.

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