5 thoughts on “Visible Body Finally Visible

  1. I was enthused about this until I registered and then got this in my activation message: “You must use Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher on a machine running Windows XP or Vista.” Hmph. No thanks.

    Okay, I definitely have my cranky hat on today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Well…I’m not fond of IE either, but I keep it around. Are you opposed to it in *principle*?

  3. Principle-wise, I’m more opposed in to instructions like this in general, that limit to Windows only and to a not-very-well-loved browser. With all the technical know-how that goes into these things, why not make it work more broadly? Also, I have a Mac running Firefox at home. I’m annoyed at Netflix for the same reason – not making instant downloads work for Mac. But I’m gonna take my pity party and go home now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I think that engineering the interactive funcitons to work on any OS and any browser is really pretty difficult. One of the reasons that Firefox is more secure than IE is because it doesn’t have ActiveX controls that let the browser tie into the computer’s local functions- and those ActiveX controls can be pretty powerful.

    And contrary to your feelings (and mine) about IE as a deeply inferior browser, it is still enormously popular (one could even say “well-loved”.)

    All that being said, I share your disappointment when neat applications can only be used by those using a Microsoft OS and browser.

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