But IE6 won’t die. In China, its usage still represents over 10 percent of web visits; in most other countries, it’s below one percent. Weighted by all desktop users, however, Microsoft (using Net Applications data) pegs IE as 3.8 percent of global use. With hundreds of millions of desktop computer users worldwide, this translates to tens of millions of IE 6 users.
-Glenn Fleishman, “The Untimely Death of IE6”, Six Colors
I knew that IE 6 was still being used, but I had no idea it was as big a number as this article suggests. The moral of the story is: if you are a server admin, please help everyone out and disable SSLv3 on your servers, so people know it is simply unacceptable to still be using IE 6 in this day and age.
Sidenote: I think it is really cool that Jason Snell, owner of Six Colors, is running his blog with bylines much like the company that recently closed his beloved MacWorld magazine. Keep up the good work, Jason.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.