[HCS-D]firefox followup

Matt Gline gline at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Dec 14 15:42:21 EST 2004

Someone (I forget who... Yves, maybe?) raised an interesting point at
office hours last night after you left: one problem is that certain fas
services are not written in standards-compliant code (the payroll
system, in particular) and only work in Internet Explorer. We might find
ourselves hard pressed to convince them to issue an endorsement that
will break some of the tools they've written.

I'll get the full text of the article - that's the chronicle of higher
education, right?


On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 03:31:00PM -0500, Ivan Krstic wrote:
> Regarding trying to convince FASCS to put out an announcement urging 
> people to use Firefox, I suspect the following article might be a strong 
> point in our argument:
> [http://] chronicle.com/weekly/v51/i17/17a00101.htm
> The link is broken intentionally, since it requires a subscription, 
> which I don't have. But here's the headline:
> 'More than half of colleges are spending a greater portion of their 
> information-technology budgets this year to protect their computer 
> networks from intrusions, a survey has found. (The Chronicle of Higher 
> Education)'
> We could probably give a case for why it's in the best interest of FASCS 
> to get more people using Firefox. Now, can anyone get there hands on the 
> full text of that article?
> Ivan
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