This looks like the sort of internet ‘tax’ you could learn to love:
"Today at Kogan we’ve implemented the world’s first ‘Internet Explorer 7 Tax’. The new 6.8 [per cent] tax comes into effect today on all products purchased from Kogan.com by anyone still insistent on using the antique browser," says a blog post from the firm.
via Kogan implements Internet Explorer 7 tax – The Inquirer, who seem to think it’s copacetic.
Kidding aside, though, this isn’t a true tax since since it’s private, not governmental.
Worse, I wonder if this might lead to a new struggle for market share in which some retailers would offer a discount to users who visit with Chrome, or come from Bing. In the long run, this sort of deal would not work to the advantage of open source projects since they don’t have the deep pockets it would take to run that sort of (wickedly effective?) promotion. I wonder if there would be any anti-trust implications…