As you know, I bought an adorable little Scion back in November. I continue to feel kinda guilty about it, knowing that it was targeted directly at my demographic: young, pre-children, trendy, urban, etc. Today, I received an email from Scion asking me to fill out a survey about “various ‘Front-End’ styling directions.” I like design, I like my car, and I was curious. So I clicked the link. Up came a huge warning page saying the following:
Although we attempt to make our surveys compatible with as many web browsers and operating systems as possible, this survey currently requires functionality only available in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher (on Windows 98 or higher). If you are using Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, Opera, another alternative browser, or an operating system other than Windows 98 or higher, you will not be able to continue with this particular survey.
::laugh:: Who’s the dumbass at Scion who thinks that the majority of young, urban, design-minded trendsetter types are using Internet Explorer let alone Windows? Seriously now. My suspicion is that the majority of their clientele are probably using “alternative” browsers and probably even “alternative” operating systems. Hello? I hate to bring you up to 2008, but Firefox and Mac aren’t exactly “alternative” anymore.
I wonder what kind of feedback they’ll get. Needless to say, I ain’t dragging out the old Windoze box from the closet to respond.