I skipped over to Bell Canada’s web site a few minutes ago, looking for whether or not the Ottawa/Buffalo game tonight was going to broadcast in high definition.Â Most of the time it isn’t, and tonight is no different.Â Hockey Night in Canada really oughta be renamed Hockey Night in Toronto with Don Cherry and the Maple Leafs… but I digress.
What was I confronted with when I arrived at the site?Â Well, take a look.
OK.Â So, Bell’s a little behind on their browser support.Â I am using IE 7, notÂ 6, and it’s only been out for a couple of months or so now.Â Â Â And what do I care if they want to pop up spurious warnings?
Except that Bell Sympatico is the partnership between Microsoft and Bell Canada.Â Bell Sympatico is the ISP that owns the rights to MSN in Canada.Â You would think that Bell Canada, of all the ISP’s out there, would be johnny on the spot supporting Microsoft’s new browser, wouldn’t you?Â Then again, they are a phone company.Â That might be expecting a little too much from them.
How do you suppose they plan to compete against those lightweight internet companies, anyway?Â It’s an interesting question, now that they’ve won their battle to deregulate internet telephony.
Oh well… game time!