+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
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: http://madduck.net/blog/img/2009.06.17:MSIE8_10000.png "It's a ...
  1. #1

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182

    Microsoft actively pushes non-interoperability

    In another marketing shocker, Microsoft are offering $10,000 in a competition open only to users of IE8:


    http://madduck.net/blog/img/2009.06.17:MSIE8_10000.png

    "It's a cleverly concealed web page that only IE8 can view."

    Yep, way to go on the "we want to interop more" stakes...

  2. Thanks to powdarrmonkey from:

    ICT_GUY (17th June 2009)

  3. #2

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,623
    Thank Post
    1,240
    Thanked 777 Times in 674 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    In another marketing shocker, Microsoft are offering $10,000 in a competition open only to users of IE8.
    You have to love the way they put "It's not a stupid as it sounds" on the bottom of the page...

    --
    David Hicks

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,154
    Thank Post
    114
    Thanked 527 Times in 450 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    123
    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.

  5. #4

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    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).

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 4th March 2009, 10:26 AM
  2. Harman pushes discrimination plan
    By cookie_monster in forum General Chat
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 27th June 2008, 10:40 AM
  3. IWB Interoperability
    By crispinw in forum Hardware
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 7th January 2008, 11:13 AM
  4. Microsoft
    By wesleyw in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th March 2007, 12:26 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •