Why short, irrelevant posts are productive

When I complained about IE7 earlier today I reckoned that I might as well have been e-mailing a friend my gripes instead of blogging about them, for all the value a simple “this sucks” seemed likely to provide. But the comment that appeared almost immediately, left by someone with the cryptic handle “The Hater,” led me to an outstandingly profane yet impeccably coherent blog called “Why IE Sucks,” which is chiefly concerned with…well, just read it. It’s as though The Rude Pundit had suddenly lost all interest in politics and turned himself into a master Web developer overnight. I know just enough programming and other industry lingo and abbreviations to follow the technical aspects, and of course I have a solid-as-f*ck handle on the flavor and style.

  1. #1 by natalie drest on December 12, 2006 - 6:16 pm

    So why are you still using IE? I switched to Linux, and I’m a fucking idiot, so you should be able to handle it too.

  2. #2 by natalie drest on December 12, 2006 - 6:17 pm

    *cough* excuse me, I mean Windows, not IE.

  3. #3 by meerasedai on December 12, 2006 - 6:32 pm

    The latest post on that blog certainly sums up the general frustration towards IE: bloated code necessary to render what other browsers can do with more standards compliant code. Take it from a programmer, it sucks!
    Luckily I can get away with code that doesn’t cater to Internet Explorer since the only people that view my pages are within the lab and I can show them how many other options there are in modern browsers.
    Check out http://browsehappy.com for other reasons to switch browsers.

  4. #4 by Michele on December 12, 2006 - 7:57 pm

    I use Firefox. My brother, the techie guru, installed it on my computer and I am very happy with it. Sometimes for the heck of it, I use Safari but I avoid IE like the plague.

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