A Conspiracy To Kill IE6 — How YouTube got rid of IE6 for us
Great read on how a few YouTube engineers bypassed the internal Google politics in order to abolish IE6 from their list of supported browsers:
One idea rose to the surface that quickly captured everyone’s attention. Instead of outright dropping IE6 support, what if we just threatened to? How would users react? Would they revolt against YouTube? Would they mail death threats to our team like had happened in the past? Or would they suddenly become loud advocates of modern browsers?