Microsoft is backing the idea of an “Update your Parents’ Browser” day this coming Friday.
The day coincides with Black Friday and follows America’s thanksgiving day. The Atlantic has proposed the day and notes that “onn Friday, November 25, every old web browser must go.” Microsoft is backing the effort, urging people to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 if they’re on Windows XP or Internet Explorer 9 if they’re using Windows Vista or Windows 7.
“For many people, going home for the holidays is a step back in time,” said Microsoft’s Scott Armstrong in a blog post on Wednesday. “Not just because you may be returning to your childhood home, but because you might see IE6 or IE7 on your parents’ home PC.” Microsoft has also put together a top 10 of moments when people can update their parents’ browser this thanksgiving holiday.
10. When they’re manning the fire extinguisher dealing with the yearly deep-fried turkey accident.
9. When they’re telling your cousins “when I was your age” stories.
8. When they’re face down in the eggnog punch.
7. When they’re fighting over the right way to carve a turkey.
6. When your mom kicks you out of the kitchen for peeling potatoes “the wrong way.”
5. When they’re sent to the grocery store at 2PM on Thanksgiving Day for extra cranberries.
4. When they’re sitting at the Adult’s table (rally the other kids to help).
3. When they’re standing in a Black Friday line.
2. When they’re untangling Christmas lights.
And the number one time to update your parents’ browser is…
1. When they’re distracted by grilling you about when you’re going to get a real job, when you’re going to settle down, and when you’re going to give them grandchildren.