Protest First Online: June, 14, 2001
To protest Microsoft's decision to implement SmartTags in
future versions of Internet Explorer, we ask that you
use a non-Microsoft browser to view this page on Fridays.
Page Last Updated: June 15,2008
What are SmartTags?
The SmartTags are hyperlinks inserted by Microsoft into a document you are
viewing on the web to make the browsing experience a pleasure.
(Exaggerated for ridiculing; but notice where they link to)
"... this nation under God shall have a
new birth of freedom, and that government of the
people, by the people, for the
people shall not perish from the earth "
See more info. on Microsoft-Free
(Rest of Kamat's Potpourri
is still accessible; Picture of the Week accessible only from
non-Microsoft browsers on Fridays.)
|We have heard reports that
Microsoft will not include SmartTags in the next version of Internet
Explorer. Thank you Microsoft, for listening.
from a Protest -- what we learnt from this campaign
June, 16, 2001
|We have gotten a tremendous
response for this Microsoft-Free-Fridays protest.
Many folks have written (after viewing the source of the pages,
and reading some Microsoft
friendly articles at Kamat's Potpourri) questioning our use of
Microsoft products like Microsoft FrontPage and Active Server Pages.
The purpose of this campaign is not to demonize Microsoft, but to spread word about SmartTags and
to get Microsoft to change its decision.
Further, we think that when the protest comes from a friendly
zone, it carries even more weight.