The Hey-IT campaign is trying to educate the slow and stupid corporate IT world that it’s time the eight year old Internet Explorer 6.0 web browser fell off the approved list and died. Why? Because it’s a lousy, non compatible web browser that breaks most standard pages and makes the life of a web designer an absolute misery. That’s why. So do your bit, download a bunch of their posters and stick them up all over the IT director’s door. Or his forehead. Or something.
Robin Wauters on TechCrunch points out that Youtube will stop supporting the old browser soon. A brave step by a giant, but will that be enough? Digg did a little test. And guess what? 70% of IE6 users are forced to use it by their IT department at work. They want to upgrade, they just can’t. The problem is not the users, it’s the IT guy at work.