Internet Explorer: 10 Reasons You'll Miss It - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Internet Explorer: 10 Reasons You'll Miss It
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
3/30/2015 | 3:17:05 PM
Re: Farewell IE
@kstaron- Well, let's put it this way. Calling something IE 11 or or IE 12 or IE 3 billion wasn't inspiring anyone to try it. So they might as well do this. 
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
3/30/2015 | 1:31:31 PM
Re: Good riddance to bad rubbish
@asksqn- Well, sometimes we look back with nostalgia on these things, right? Like when we keep the cast everyone signed when we were in school. :)
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
3/24/2015 | 2:05:38 PM
Re: Poking fun-Really?
@driverlessam- I wasn't going cyncial so much as nostalgia filled with fine memories mixed with a happiness to move on. Kind of like when any relationship ends. A sort of bittersweet parting. But you know I'll drunk dial IE at some point when I'm looking for videos of people wearing parachute pants.
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
3/24/2015 | 2:03:19 PM
Re: Missing IE
@Tom- True. But it will probably end up more like when Shia Lebouf retired and said he wasn't famous anymore. He kept coming back and annoying us again. :)
David Wagner
50%
50%
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
3/24/2015 | 2:02:16 PM
Re: Internet Explorer: 10 Reasons You'll Miss It
@freespiritny- I thought about a halo, but the "E" has been wearing it long before it died. I just kept thinking eventually, even with IE speeds, the thing would come back around to the other side again. :)
Thomas Claburn
50%
50%
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
3/24/2015 | 12:00:45 PM
Re: Missing IE
I'm reminded of Nixon's parting shot at the media:

"You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference"

 
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
3/23/2015 | 9:37:32 PM
Early Explorer was a giant on the Web but didn't follow Web standards
Developers following Web standards will miss it because for a long time, Internet Explorer did not. That eventually got straightened out but through version 6, Explorer did  things the Microosft way because it could, I guess. So what looked good in Firefox and Chrome would end up jumbled in Explorer. And those early versions never saw a line of JavaScript they didn't like. The script kiddies had a field day with faux field insertions. 

 
Kelly22
50%
50%
Kelly22,
User Rank: Strategist
3/23/2015 | 11:54:15 AM
Re: Missing IE
Ha! I think 5 and 8 go hand in hand. 9 also made me chuckle. Fare thee well, IE


The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Slideshows
11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
News
Time to Shift Your Job Search Out of Neutral
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/31/2021
Commentary
Does Identity Hinder Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud Adoption?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  4/1/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll