Use IE7? Get ready to be taxed.

Use IE7? Get ready to be taxed.

The Internet hates you, btw.

 

So, Internet Explorer 7 is not exactly the most beloved browser. I personally always picture the IE users to be the old people who just use whatever came built in with their big, box-bought PC they picked up at Costco and have no idea what's going on. I personally remove it instantly when I get a rig built and put in real browsers. Apparently I'm not alone in this hatred because it seems that at least one online retailer shares the same feeling.


The Australian electronics retailer Kogan has now imposed a six percent tax to anyone shopping their site through IE7. Savages, I tell you! Six percent tax for using such an evil browser is hardly punishment! Kogan's official reasoning? It's pretty simple; it's "the amount of time required to make web pages appear correctly in IE7," which you can't argue there. If it makes things harder for a company just to display properly for a SINGLE browser, then it's the browser that should change.

Kogan is also kind enough to let people know they can avoid the tax by using a real browser like FireFox, Chrome, Opera and others.  C'mon Grandpa, there are better browsers out there that are less overwhelming and actually work properly, just let your grandchildren introduce you to them and enjoy a slightly less clouded senility tech haze while you try running Google searches in chat windows and sign everything off like writing a letter. Oh the funny things that show up on the web when old people search, but that's something saved for later.