Think back to where you were nearly ten years ago. 2001 is an infamous year, but you may not know it was also the year that IE 6 was released. The world has changed quite a bit. While others have given a funeral for IE 6, I want to remind us all what else happened…

  • Joe Dirt, starring David Spade, was a top movie. Oh, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was big, too.
  • Wiki-free content encyclopedia, goes online.
  • First Apple Store opens.
  • Apple Computer releases the now famous iPod.
  • Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Alexis was born (not really, but it seems like it sometimes), and I was still in college.
  • In the final days of his presidency, Bill Clinton issues controversial pardons, including one for Marc Rich, billionaire fugitive financier. George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd president.ipod2
  • Google is awarded U.S. Patent 6,285,999, for the PageRank search algorithm used in the Google search engine.
  • Britney Spears was still a little sweet and innocent pop star.
  • Douglas Adams, writer of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (thanks for all the fish) died.

… So why did I write this article? To show that as time wears on, technology changes, we develop more complex, interactive web applications, and through it all, we still get calls asking about IE 6 issues. The questions are dying quickly since only 4 to 8 percent of web users browse with IE 6, but it is fun to look back and think how silly it is to try and support a software that is almost 10-years-old.

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Andy Halko is the CEO of Insivia is a Strategic Growth Consultancy helping companies scale through our Breakthrough Growth Program and Agile Marketing solutions.

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