There used to be a time when everything tech wasn’t so “meta”, and things (mostly) worked in the way they were designed.
Whilst browsing the web just now using Internet Explorer 7 (normally I use Firefox 2), I get the following request for an ActiveX control to be installed:
This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘Microsoft HTML Viewer’ from ‘Microsoft Corporation’
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HTML viewer plug-in… for a Web browser!? Well I guess now we can put both HTML and Flash in the same box as “plug-in” based technologies hey (just kidding) Is this done on purpose to make IE look bad, or is it just plain insanity? I’m going to give a Mac and OSX a trial within a couple of months (been thinking about this for some time), coming from using Amiga which had a great OS, I prefer to be in more control of what I work on.
I particularly like the contrast of the subject matter displayed in the browser.