Archives filed under "how could i have been the first to think this"
So Microsoft have distributed the next public release of Internet Explorer 8. If you’re using XP (and who among you, honestly, is using Vista?), you can get it here.
Here’s an interesting note in the “known bug” list: looking at the markup within an
iframe tag is impossible if the first item within is a comment. Ohforchristssakeareyouserious.
This has been sitting on my desk for a number of months begging for a comment. I figured that, since the entire family is saddled down with a flu, this would be a great time to comment.
In August, Business Link Yorkshire published an article under “E-Commerce & Technology” entitled “The Cost of Personal Web Surfing”. In the article, the authors write:
The Confederation of Business Industry surveyed 503 organisations, which together employ over one million workers, to discover the level of personal web surfing during working hours.
Results showed that the average UK office worker spends an hour and a half of work time each week surfing the web. The cost to the economy is £10.6 billion a year.
Let’s look at that figure. That amounts to 18 minutes a day. Contrast that with the hours that many—if not most—workers spend, weekly, in unpaid overtime. I’ve not seen any reports relating to the deleterious effects those hours have upon one’s personal or family life. And I bet you haven’t, either.
If the Confederation of Business Industry wishes to pay for studies on the effect of business, that’s fine. But they should be less hypocritical in how much they gain from the typical working situation versus how much they lose.
Update: Well, this is turning into something of a meme. One of the comments in the Fake Steve Jobs blog has a link to this awesome video:
I am very impressed.