Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Panders to Children of the ’90s

'You grew up. So did we'

Children of the '90s, do you remember all the awesome things from your youth? Was Internet Explorer one of them? No? That's OK. It was there amid the slap bracelets and the hippos that were so hungry they were hungry, hungry. Microsoft wants you to remember that time with delight and nostalgia, and cringe a little, too—a cringe that says, "My god, did I really waste my youth playing pogs?" Yes. Yes, you did. Unless you weren't even cool enough for pogs, like me. Either way, you grew up and grew past all that. And Internet Explorer would like you to know that it did, too. It was the geeky kid in class. You know, the one who was embroiled in a giant anti-trust case. But now it makes a billion dollars and it wants you to give it another chance. So, check out the all-grown-up IE in Windows 8. Man, I miss when trolls were nothing more than fluffy-haired dolls.