Kogan continues to be ... inventive. In a good cause, for once.


Kogan continues to be ... inventive. In a good cause, for once.

Originally shared by Malte Ubl

This is the best idea I have seen in 2012
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/06/kogan-imposing-tax-on-shoppers-who-use-ie7/

Comments

  1. I dont' agree more of the typical elitist crap you see these days. i hope they get boycotted

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  2. Speaking from experience, Internet Explorer 7 is just terrifying. I mean, it's not secure, at all, for starters. Imposing a tax that forces people to use a modern, safe browser is a wonderful idea. People probably didn't switch because they didn't know they had to, or because they're too lazy. Now, I know my fair share of lazy people, and even they would rather spend the 5~ minutes to get another browser properly set up and running than pay. On a side note, surprised/happy to see Opera listed!

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  3. I'll bet most people still using IE7 can't upgrade. Usually because of corporate lockdowns or simply because they don't know that they can.
    I think that this is a bad thing because I can still remember being locked out of banking and local government sites because I wasn't using IE even though Mozilla was rendering he website perfectly.
    Actually I'll bet most of their IE7 traffic is Mozilla pretending it is IE7 because that is what you had to do.

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  4. Well, they're not being locked out, and the notice does show them what they can do, so I still think it is a net positive. And if corporate lockdown is to blame, well... this is a bargin retail site...

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  5. Okay ... so you are browsing from your Linux / Android / iOS / Mac box and you encounter a website that wants to charge you 6.8% more because you are not using IE 8/9. Are you happy then? Of course it helpfully points you to the microsoft site where you can download the latest version of IE ... does that make you feel any better?
    And as for costs us more to support that is bollocks 8-(

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  6. Actually a better example would be if I was using Netscape4.3 or Firefox2. I do see your point, but the inherit incompatibilities of IE7 with the standards, and even with later versions of IE, combined with the security issues with it do make it a problem. Even Microsoft say so.

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