This afternoon I was on a client site on a project. I had a chance for quick break. So instead of reopening my laptop again, I just popped my Nokia 9500, and started reading the latest news.
I was doing this smoothly, until I tried to visit an article on ABC News. It complained that I’m using an OLD browser, and I should really, REALLY upgrade it.
Ha ha 🙂
I wonder who’s the designer of their website ? Probably they live in a hole on a remote island somewhere near Timbuktu. So they’re not aware that more and more people nowadays own a smartphone; and many of them have started to access the Internet from it.
For comparison; when I was working on my previous company’s website, among the requirements was making the website accessible to ANYONE. This includes the disabled, user with ancient browser, PDA / mobile users, and so on.
This is not some Fortune 500 company that I’m talking about, it’s just a public institution; which usually stereotyped as being totally incompetent on IT.
However, on this particular case, it’s so spectacularly on reverse.
Needless to say, I cancelled my visit to ABC News. Wonder how many have done the same, and instead went to their (non-discriminating) competitors ?