As any reader of this blog who uses IE will attest, I could care less about Microsoft Internet Explorer as indicated by the sad state of this blog’s WordPress template and the breakage that occurs when the right sidebar gets lumped at the bottom of the page. If I cared I’d fix it.
And I don’t care. In fact I have little interest anymore in cross-browser compatibility. This is a sad commentary on how selfish I have become in my singular view that world needs to be using FireFox. When I run across perfectly intelligent users who were on past versions of IE, and try to demonstrate how to use – to open links in a tab, only to see nothing happen I throw up my hands and question how anyone can operate without tabs.
So, someday soon my Windows Updater is going to suck down IE 7 and I’ll look at it, but I certainly don’t feel compelled to rush to Microsoft’s site to download a copy manually. For a page designer/usability geek, IE needs to be their primary interface for page checking; for me, as a selfish/self-centered user and operator, Firefox will continue and I look forward to the release of 2.0