Not sure if he's entirely serious, but he does raise an interesting point:
There are also middle class desktop users that don't like the limited choice of more or less dumbed down browers that are recent enough to be "supported" by the sites that play that game.
Just today k-mel got locked out from a forum I frequent. Well, not locked out, but there are no editor to type in, none at all. I smell browser sniffing.
That's different, because on desktop we have a choice* to install something that "works". But there are plenty of people that can only access the web from a smartphone (unless they go to an Internet café, perhaps).
* That this choice usually contains telemetry/spyware these days is another issue.
What stops them from installing another browser? Unless their OS is outdated and not supported by the browser of course.
That's what I meant, the OS does become outdated quickly and then you can't update the browsers either.
Perhaps people could install Cyanogenmod or something similar instead, maybe phone service shops in poor countries could help with that.
Right. That figures. I'm so not interested in mobile that I don't know hardly anything about it. I use my phone for other things, but browsing the web I don't unless I'm in a pickle. I don't even know how to install a ROM or even what it is.
Seems the days of CyanogenMod are over anyway.
I hope everyone realizes that this happens in the wake of the browser upgrade campaign. It became legit to not serve everyone, it even became fancy. The most stupid thing is that most sites work fine in a few years old browsers, but most often they don't even let them in to avoid having to "support" them. The web has become like fashion. Get the latest or you're out. And get mainstream! I couldn't even install a "bank ID" on XP and I know it's pretty hopeless on Linux. So should everyone get on the Win10 train or keep their money in a box under their bed?
BTW, wasn't ppk against the Browser Upgrade Campaign? Or he thought it was too early, something like that.
I just had to.
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