Re: Globefinder

From: Peter James (
Date: 12/10/03

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:06:22 +0000

On 9 Dec 2003 20:16:03 -0800, (sponge) wrote:

>To be blunt, the only reason why I even *offer* instructions to lock
>down IE or OE is because there is a certain segment of users who will
>not switch; some people, it seems, would rather give up their first
>born than switch from a software product they know. But it's a false
>hope. I forget who summed up the current situation with IE and OE,
>with this: 'Patching [IE and OE] is like patching a wicket basket.
>You'll never stop all the leaks.'
I used to run a small computer club for the over 60's. They all used
the net, they all used Email and they all used IE and OE. And
nothing, and I mean nothing I did would get them to change. The
frightening reason was that they "Trusted" MS and all its works, to
the point that they got cross with me trying to insist that IE and OE
was unsafe. I eventually left, if only to retain my sanity.

Peter James
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