Patrick Min of Calcudoku, a math puzzle site that has been up for three years, wrote a paper comparing how long it took for users to solve math puzzles on his site, broken down by browser. The fastest puzzle solvers used Chrome, the next fastest Firefox, and the slowest solvers used Internet Explorer. While Min is careful not to call IE users dumb, his paper is titled "On the Choice of Browser and Numerical Intelligence."
Having fun at IE users expense once again, even Google's CEO Larry Page mentioned the study. And since Min included some serious data along with well-reasoned data interpretation, and nice charts, those poking fun at IE users have a real study, not a hoax, to back them up.
Did Min's research consider the fact that Internet Exploder is slower or that it crashes more often? After all, it isn't called Internet Exploder for nothing. Ben S Name on infoworld.com
The more likely conclusion is that IE is likely to crash before a puzzle can be completed. jamesh on slashdot.com
I propose a new hypothesis: IE users are the most likely to have something better to do than sit around all day solving puzzles. I think this really more suggests that Chrome users are the most bored. Samantha Wright on slashdot.com
Your job for the day: explain the study to IE users. If you use IE, ask a Chrome user to explain it to you.