Web Development Thread, Microsoft actively pushes non-interoperability in Coding and Web Development; In another marketing shocker, Microsoft are offering $10,000 in a competition open only to users of IE8:
"It's a ...
17th June 2009, 04:20 PM #1
Microsoft actively pushes non-interoperability
In another marketing shocker, Microsoft are offering $10,000 in a competition open only to users of IE8:
"It's a cleverly concealed web page that only IE8 can view."
Yep, way to go on the "we want to interop more" stakes...
Thanks to powdarrmonkey from:
IDG Tech News
17th June 2009, 04:53 PM #2
You have to love the way they put "It's not a stupid as it sounds" on the bottom of the page...
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
17th June 2009, 06:52 PM #3
Seems reasonable - Microsoft want people to try out IE8 and see what they think of it. If they try it, then they get a chance to win some money and Microsoft get feedback on what people think of the browser.
Go round any supermarket and you'll see products with competitions and coupons - you can only join in if you get the product.
17th June 2009, 06:56 PM #4
The hypocrisy isn't reasonable though, and neither is the lack of a 'no purchase necessary' clause (probably negligible on a 'free' browser, but I resent the inability to choose which tools to enter the competition with).
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