With the recession being the word of the day I accidently bumped into a few articles about finding SharePoint jobs and keeping your current. I found the following articles interesting:
Archive for January, 2009
Who cares about Chrome.
I must be one of the few very web developers around that didn’t bother to install Chrome.
Why? The answer is simple. Who cares?
As long as Internet Explorer 6.0 still has 25% market share, Chrome will be the next odd-ball sitting next to Opera and Safari.
25% is still using Internet Explorer 6.0.
To put it in perspective. Internet Explorer 8.0 is coming out soon. And 25% of the people still browse with the default browser delivered with their Windows XP back in 2001. Yes 2001, 8 years ago. That’s in the middle of the big internet 1.0 bubble.
The problem is: only we techies care. And most of us techies completely ignore the fact that nowadays the ‘technical challenged’ people are the majority of the internet users. Oh yes, during their ‘browser experience sessions’ they get errors, pages load slow, they click ‘Yes’ on everything, they probably have a zillions Active X components installed next to the 4 different versions of Adobe reader and a dozen toolbars that will leave their browser with a >5 minute start-up time. But they don’t care. They don’t share our love for letting it all run clean and smoothly.
And don’t think for a minute that these people are less intelligent . As a consultant I see respectable CEO’s, people with MBA’s and PhD’s enter a URL in the google search box followed by a click on ‘search’ button. Tell them about the browser’s address bar and they look at you as a deer in the headlights.
You would be amazed how many people , while using Outlook, enter the name of their contact in the TO box and the actual email in the CC box.