This is some cool news and about time someone had the ***** to step up and do something about people holding on to legacy software.

The Australian online retailer has introduced the world’s first “tax” on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser. The was done to help offset the hard work of developers who work endlessly to keep sites looking normal as they move forward with new designs and technology. Mr Kogan said that even though only 3% of his customers used the old version of the browser, his IT team had become pre-occupied with making adaptations to make pages display properly on IE 7.

Hat’s off to you sir, and I hope many others follow what you have started.

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