IE Rots Brains… or Not

An on-line IQ-test secretly recorded browser version. The analysis clearly shows a correlation between lower IQ and usage of IE rather than other browsers. I leave it to the reader to conclude whether IE rots brains or whether people of lower IQ are less likely to conceive or to implement the idea of a different browser.

OTOH it looks like smarter people use Opera… I did use Opera when I first started using GNU/Linux but lately I am using Chrome. I know I may be past my prime…

see It’s official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers

100,000 test subjects can’t be wrong

UPDATE Linux Apostate brought us a link to a story showing TFA was a hoax. Still fun though 😉

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to IE Rots Brains… or Not

  1. kyle says:

    it’s bogus but the penguins on the web page make it respectable 🙂

  2. Well, how do you explain that so many are still using IE6 even when its creator, M$, asks them not to use that obsolete piece of trash? It is quite reasonable to assume many continue to use IE6 simply because they don’t have the smarts, ability or interest in improving their IT. Folks who use Chrome or FireFox or Opera have obviously demonstrated some minimal level of ability.

  3. Linux Apostate says:

    Turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14389430

    It’s curious how people always believe stories that fit their prejudices. My favourites are those that make Israel look bad. Anything like that will be widely believed, even if it’s something really absurd, like that story about a Jerusalem court ordering a dog to be stoned to death because it was possessed by the soul of an old judge. Didn’t even pass the laugh test, but hey, it’s evidence that Israel is full of nutters, so it *must* be true.

  4. Ray says:

    I have a gut feeling that people got bored, and purposely got a low score on their IQ tests, especially people using IE.

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