Microsoft internally debated rebranding Internet Explorer
Aug 14, 2014 4:11 PM
It may be the most popular browser in the world, but even some at Microsoft still hate Internet Explorer. The name, that is. According to an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, members of the Internet Explorer development team debated renaming the venerable browser, presumably in an effort to eliminate any distaste from the software's earliest days. "It's been suggested internally; I remember a particularly long email thread where numerous people were passionately debating it," Microsoft's Jonathan Sampson, wrote. "Plenty of ideas get kicked around about how we can separate ourselves from negative perceptions that no longer reflect our product today." "The discussion I recall seeing was a very recent one (just a few weeks ago)," Sampson added. "Who knows what the future holds :)"