I have no idea why people put up with IE. People tell me it’s easier, less work, more familiar, but I don’t see it. It’s a huge pain. I saw this article on slashdot today and used up all my moderator points on that one post.

Someday I’m going to do actual research on why people use it, and do a long post (or even a series). It’s like people are hitting themselves in the head with a bat because it’s more convenient than not. Crazy.

3 thoughts on “One more reason

  1. Why do people use IE:
    1. It comes on their computer. They have used it for years. They feel comfortable. The internet is IE.

    2. They don’t know what HTML/CSS/Web Standards are so why should they care how it renders pages. Just that they look good. If they don’t look good in IE it is the developers fault. Not the browser — says the IE user.

    3. They never worry about going to a site, getting most of the way through a proceedure only to get a message saying “please use IE” Shame of the developer but the user doesn’t care.

    4. They don’t have to download and install a new version every 6 months. (they don’t know about the patches that come out every month.)

    5. All in all it is a fast browser. It doesn’t crash that often. Firefox crashes more than IE for me.

    6. They just don’t care. They want to get on the internet. Anything other than IE requires effort…

    FYI – My primary browser is Firefox…. but even still, I find myself clicking on the little blue e every now and again out of habit.

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