Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Internet Explorer for Dummies

It's official (and something Apple Mac users have always known): a study has shown that Internet Explorer users have a lower than average IQ, putting them on a level that's 'borderline deficient, marginally able to cope with the adult world', according to Prof. David Spielgelhalter of Cambridge University. The test looked at over 100,000 users who were given a free online IQ test. Results were logged, along with users web browser of choice. IE users tended to score under eighty.

People who used other browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Safari (Apple Mac's default browser), scored over 100. Specialised browsers with limited users such as Opera and Camino, scored even higher.

Read the original BBC article here.

Previously on Barnflakes:
Windows 7 wasn't my idea

UPDATE 3/8/11
Obviously this story was a hoax. The BBC, CNN and the Daily Mail, among others, were hoodwinked by it. Journalism used to mean searching for the truth; nowadays it involves blindly printing press releases virtually verbatim. In the case of the IE story, though, I reckon it's many a truth spoken in jest.

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