Albatross! Albatross!


In honor of John C. Dvorak’s wildly misled article comparing Internet Explorer to a dead albatross, I decided it was time for a name change.


Two choc-ices, pleaseAlbatross!


Comments (11)

  1. Glazblog says:

    A few days ago, I wrote "the guys working [at Microsoft] do have fun – I know quite a bunch of people there – and they’re probably laughing at Dvorak today".

    Well… Confirmed today :-)…

  2. funTomas says:

    Avian flue. Yeah, you’d better swap the picture with something found here:

    http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&q=dead+albatros&btnG=Search

    I definitely agree with J.C.Dvorak, that the whole IE development has gone a wrong way.

  3. PatriotB says:

    Interestingly, Dvorak *was* right about some things.  He suggested that MS "discontinue all IE development"–which it seems that MS really did do for many years, until the IE7 resurgance.

    He also talks about it being a "blunder" that IE was "linked" into the OS; with IE7, the "integration" with Windows seems to be largely dissolved.  It’s still a Windows component, but a largely independent one.  IE7 could be removed without effecting the Windows Shell one bit.

    But he is wrong overall.  I’m glad to see IE being a focus of MS again.  Plus, Protected Mode in Vista will essentially eliminate the security issues he brings up.

  4. trmadol says:

    I always have terrible trouble with comment-related plugins that require me to put some line in the comment loop; I can never seem to find the right spot. Can anyone tell me where I should put the php line in my comments loop? I haven not modified anything much, and I would be very grateful. Thanks!

  5. bilgi yarışması says:

    Interestingly, Dvorak *was* right about some things.  He suggested that MS "discontinue all IE development"–which it seems that MS really did do for many years, until the IE7 resurgance.

  6. LFERC says:

    I always have terrible trouble with comment-related plugins that require me to put some line in the comment loop; I can never seem to find the right spot. Can anyone tell me where I should put the php line in my comments loop? I haven not modified anything much, and I would be very grateful. Thanks!

  7. Interestingly, Dvorak *was* right about some things.  He suggested that MS "discontinue all IE development"–which it seems that MS really did do for many years, until the IE7 resurgance.

    He also talks about it being a "blunder" that IE was "linked" into the OS; with IE7, the "integration" with Windows seems to be largely dissolved.  It’s still a Windows component, but a largely independent one.  IE7 could be removed without effecting the Windows Shell one bit.

    But he is wrong overall.  I’m glad to see IE being a focus of MS again.  Plus, Protected Mode in Vista will essentially eliminate the security issues he brings up.

  8. Medyum says:

    I always have terrible trouble with comment-related plugins that require me to put some line in the comment loop; I can never seem to find the right spot. Can anyone tell me where I should put the php line in my comments loop? I haven not modified anything much, and I would be very grateful. Thanks!

  9. medyum says:

    Interestingly, Dvorak *was* right about some things.  He suggested that MS "discontinue all IE development"–which it seems that MS really did do for many years, until the IE7 resurgance.

  10. medyum says:

    Thank you for the helping Info.