On the Defeat of Microsoft's Internet Explorer

2/10/2013 04:51:00 PM
There isn't to much to this post. I just wanted to point out that if my blog is any indication, Microsoft's internet explorer has been pretty thoroughly routed by a host of competitors. It used to dominate all internet traffic. But now I find that a meager 18% of visitors to my blog are still using it.

And it isn't hard to see why. On the rare occasion that I'm forced to use Microsoft's browser--for those unscrupulous web developers who fail to optimize thier pages for better browsers--it is a horribly painful process. Even with all the add-ons disabled, the program still runs unacceptably slow. I'd be exaggerating if I said that there was enough time to brew a pot of coffee in the time the browser takes between opening my gmail account and actually being able to type an email to someone. But that is certainly how I feel when I try to use it.

So my question is this: who the heck are these 18% still using IE to visit my blog? Get a real browser folks!