I wanted to read news related to Bangalore, so I went to the websites of Bangalore’s newspapers. When I went to the Asian Age site, I was greeted with this page (screenshot below):
Since I can’t install IE on my computer (Linux), I can’t view the site. Not that I would install IE, since I use Firefox and I’m quite happy with it, thank you very much.
Apparently, the people who maintain the website didn’t get the memo about Firefox or browser compatibility. They’re probably just checking for the browser string to identify the browser. Netscape and IE maybe, who knows? Who cares?
The website just lost one potential reader (me) and maybe a bunch of other Firefox users. That’s a loss of what the suits call ‘advertising revenue’.
Their loss, not mine; I’ll find the news somewhere else.