I just moved and needed to setup WiFi to access the internet. So I pulled out my router from back in the early years of this millenia and instantly ran into problems… After changing its settings, you are supposed to first "save" and then "apply", after which the router restarts and applies the new settings. The router did indeed restart, but it kept using the same settings.
Eventually I tried using IE8 to access the router admin pages… without success. Damn Microsoft - not-so-gracefully degrading my internet by upgrading their browsers!
Finally I explicitly put IE8 into IE6 parsing mode. I requested the admin page again and was now informed that IE was operating in IE5 quirks mode! All my internet needed to work was a little love and backwards compatibility.
Settings updated, I finally manged to connect to the office VPN. And with the early days of internet flashing before my eyes, I did indeed see IE10 at the end of the ip-tunnel. Praise the Bill!
I wonder, will Flash also die next year?