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I've jumped on the "Anti-IE6" band wagon

Pushup The WebThere have been a lot of talk online for a while now about the much desired demise of Internet Explorer 6, and other out dated web browsers. I don't think I've used IE6 since the first Beta of IE7, and I haven't used Firefox 2.0 since Firefox 3.0 was released. However, I can see that there are still a few users that visit this blog of whom are still using some of these OLD versions of these web browsers. So, I am joining the effort to "Push up the web" by including the script found at http://www.pushuptheweb.com in my website to kindly remind any visitor using an out dated web browser that they may want to update.

The first Anti-IE6 campaign website I was directed to was http://iedeathmarch.org where they point out the fact that there are a ton of things younger than IE6 (which was released August 27th 2001.)

For example, these things are ALL Younger than IE6:

  • Google Adsense
  • Friendster
  • iPod
  • Original XBox
  • Halo
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Hummer H2
  • Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS
  • Canon Digital SLR Cameras

We've actually seen a ton of stuff happen since IE6 was released. IE6 has been around longer than the 6+ years the U.S. has had troops in Iraq. IE6 has been around longer than the 7+ years it's been since the 9/11 attacks.

Now, why are people still using these old browsers? Why haven't they updated to the latest, safest, most secure versions? Well, regardless the reason, it's about time.

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