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    Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878

    Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study
    Internet Explorer users have a lower than average IQ, according to research by Consulting firm AptiQuant.
    The study gave web surfers an IQ test, then plotted their scores against the browser they used.
    IE surfers were found to have an average IQ lower than people using Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Users of Camino and Opera rated highest.
    The report has sparked anger from IE supporters, who have threatened AptiQuant with legal action.
    Researchers gave over 100,000 web surfers a free online IQ test. Scores were stored in a database along with each person's web browser data.
    The results suggested that Internet Explorer surfers had an average IQ in the low eighties. Chrome, Firefox and Safari rated over 100, while minority browsers Opera and Camino had an "exceptionally higher" score of over 120.
    AptiQuant stressed that using IE doesn't mean you have low intelligence. "What it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer," said AptiQuant CEO Leonard Howard.
    The findings have been treated with scepticism by Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University's Statistical Laboratory: "They've got IE6 users with an IQ of around eighty. That's borderline deficient, marginally able to cope with the adult world.
    "I believe these figures are implausibly low - and an insult to IE users."
    However, Mr Howard said he didn't feel threatened by a lawsuit: "A win in a court would only give a stamp of approval and more credibility to our report."
    DFTBA

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    Probably a point that need
    making, anyway.
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    • #3
      Shame it turned out to be a hoax - the research seemed to match experience
      DFTBA

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      • #4
        Lowest common denominator stuff. Had to be made part
        of the OS to ensure people took it up as an 'option.'
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        • #5
          I guess it says if you buy Apple you must have a higher IQ......I'll take it, I was never an A student so I'll take anything that suggests I have a better than average IQ.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cube View Post
            Shame it turned out to be a hoax - the research seemed to match experience
            It was a hoax set up by a web developer annoyed with the amount of people still using ie6. Good tactic to get those still using it to change.

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            • #7
              "It" being Internet Exploiter
              or that particular version?
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              • #8
                IE in all its forms annoys web developers.
                DFTBA

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