[thelist] Jumping In With Both Feet

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Tue Dec 11 09:56:57 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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To:   thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject:  RE: [thelist] Jumping In With Both Feet

>> oh, wait, if you mean it shows pages as you intend, then sure, but
>> only if you consider your design on your one site to be a better
>> experience than all the other issues the user has to go through to
>> upgrade and learn the new version.... IMO, it's not...

>As for improved experience - of course its going to be better viewing a
>website in IE 4.x/5.x.6 or NS 4.x/6.x then in IE 2 or NS 3.

Really? Can I buy books faster on Amazon with IE6? Does CSS support
get me more money in my online account?

>I can't honestly believe that you are happy to keep programming the way
My point is that it's not a matter of whether I'm happy, it's whether there
are enough benefits to users. And I really haven't heard any yet.

Users *are* conservative. They won't change unless there's a damned
good reason.

>Did Christopher Columbus stay at home, happy with the world being flat????

No, but did anyone actually move there until there were (perceived)
benefits in

Discover away, but don't expect the world to adopt your discoveries without
a good reason to.


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