Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact


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 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 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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