The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal came up with it as a practical avocation for the day after Thanksgiving, when many people are paying their folks at home a visit.
Madrigal proposes that if you cannot dissuade your parents from keeping Internet Explorer 6 because YouTube will stop working, “wait until they slip into a tryptophan induced coma and then sneak into the den.”
Throwing protection against security vulnerabilities into the upgrade argument would help too, of course. There’s a time and a place for scare tactics, and browser upgrades is one of them, especially if your parents do fancy stuff such as online banking. Sticking around to make sure your parents are successfully adapting to any user interface changes would be great too.
The event has drawn support from Microsoft and Google’s influential search executive, Matt Cutts. They’re preaching to the choir, however, as anybody who reads Windows and IE blogs or follows a prominent Googler on Twitter is likely to already have an up to date browser.
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