Holidays

Happy Update Your Parents’ Browser Day!

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The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal hit a nerve when he named this Thanksgiving “Update Your Parents’ Browser Day.” Lifehacker threw up a post, “How to Switch Your Parents’ Browser Without Them Knowing,” while TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsias blogged that “Nobody Wants to Feel Obsolete,” which we thought at first was going to be the obligatory incendiary “quitting TechCrunch” post. Readers responded heartily with tales of parental cluelessness; Google’s Matt Cutts described sneakily switching out Chrome for IE6 but leaving it in the same place with the same IE icon. Even Mr.Madrigal’s mom chimed in the comments. Read More