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Wednesday, August 10, 2005
  "I don't believe it".
Clearly I have one foot in the grave. I was aware that my son (12) liked to have jeans which were torn so much that one of the first things he did was to tear them. However, what I was not aware of was that the free market had operated to provide pre-torn jeans with small strategically placed rips.

When I was a lad ... we did have pre-faded jeans. However, it strikes me as odd that people would actually buy clothes that are ripped. Still c'est la vie.

In the mean time my daughter has got at my computer and replaced Internet Explorer with Firefox. I am not sure yet whether I wish to revert or not.

The trials and tribulations of parenthood.
 
Comments:
Sir,

I certainly reccommend that you give Firefox a fair crack. I've been using Mozilla suite (the forerunner of Firefox, browser, and Thunderbird, mail client) for a few years now and never looked back.

The only times I ever use IE is for sites that rely on ActiveX or VB script and so can only be viewed in IE. such sites are becoming rarer.

Looking at the counter stats for my website about two thirds of hits are a version of IE whilst about 25% are Firefox/Mozilla/another Gecko based browser. A year ago those figures were around 85% and 5% respectively.

Stephen
 
I agree that your daughter shows great good taste - Firefox is far more secure (although doesn't yet support Hindi/Urdu scripts to my knowledge).
 
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