Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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RE[2]: Ahead of its time?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 14th Aug 2009 06:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Ahead of its time?"
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Yeah, Thoms editorial reads like he wasn't actually using computers when XP came out.

...? This article is about IE6 *now*, not IE6 8 years ago.

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RE[3]: Ahead of its time?
by malxau on Fri 14th Aug 2009 21:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Ahead of its time?"
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...? This article is about IE6 *now*, not IE6 8 years ago.

Yes, of course.

But is IE "forever tainted"? Will we "point and laugh"?

I'm no fan of IE (or the circumstances surrounding it), and have spent most of the last decade avoiding it.

However, it has spurred the development of high-quality alternatives by creating a relatively high minimum bar for newcomers. It enabled me to choose between good browsers, rather than make do with poor ones. Even for a longstanding IE-hater like me, I'd view the demise of IE6 more like, "farewell, and by the way, thanks for founding the modern Internet." It will never be zombie to me.

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