This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too HonestBy: Zach Walton - October 5, 2012
Microsoft has made some decent commercials for its Internet Explorer 9 browser. The latest was an artsy tour-de-force that featured rave reviews from multiple publications praising the browser’s ease of use and beautiful simplicity. What if all that praise was just hyperbole, or worse, paid off? What if the commercial was actually honest about the product it was selling?
The fine folks at WorldWideInterweb have answered this exact question by producing an honest version of the Internet Explorer 9 ad that Microsoft runs on television these days. As the random RedTube user says, “It’s surprisingly bad for porn.”
The funny thing is that Microsoft actually acknowledges the stigma towards Internet Explorer. The company even created a self-deprecating Web site that mocks Internet Explorer while also trying to convince people that it’s really not all that bad.
Truth be told, Internet Explorer 9 isn’t that bad from a user perspective. It’s actually kind of neat, but it still isn’t quite as good as Mozilla’s Firefox or Google’s Chrome browsers. Microsoft may have a hit on its hands with Internet Explorer 10, however, as the Windows 8 preview has shown it to be responsive and even, dare I say, fun to use.[h/t: TechCrunch]