Last updated: June 15, 2012 - 8:20am
Rusland Kogan, proprietor of the online electronics store Kogan.com, may have just invented the most popular tax ever -- at least among developers.
Customers who access Kogan.com using Internet Explorer 7 will face an additional 6.8% "Internet Explorer 7 tax" on all products purchased on the site. The tax was generally greeted with cheers and congratulations. Kogan doesn't really expect anyone to pay the tax, but he does want people to stop using Internet Explorer 7 so that he doesn't have to pay his Web team to spend time making the site look normal in the out-of-date IE7. "It's not only costing us a huge amount, it's affecting any business with an online presence, and costing the Internet economy millions," he writes.
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