I used to see Internet Explorer as the devil, so full of holes it would result in your Windows box needing a reinstall every couple months.
I was aggressively advocating switching from IE around the apex of this curve, and overjoyed as it plummeted.
Are my prior impression about IE being buggy and dangerous still valid? Has IE cleaned up any? I get the impression it has.
And I was pushing folks to use Firefox as the alternative. How does Firefox compare to IE now? I get the impression IE is still a bad choice for a number of reasons, but also that Firefox is itself playing a game of clean-up after bloat issues.
Basically, at this point I'll push folks to use any browser that's not dominant. Get it? Fragmented influence in browser protocols means we get standards and standards compliance instead of the nightmare incompatibilities from intentional protocol "extending" and corrupting that MS and NS were pushing in their bids for complete control.
Makes me want to go back to the 2003 Slashdot posts to identify the IE advocates so I can publicly shame them now.