Counter-productive icon policy in IE8
Webslices... Internet Explorer introduced Webslices and I found it cool enough to implement it as an extension to Firefox. I really thought Microsoft was interested in making this idea become mainstream but apparently, that's not the case...
Microsoft just changed the icon for WebSlices. Read here the policy about reusing their icon... Lame. I bet a manager and the Legal Department did not get it. Microsoft is driving the game here, they invented the thing. Microsoft users (hear web authors) are NOT going to invest time and energy in this technology if "alternate" browsers cannot see/use it. And it does make sense to have a single visual identity for this feature so USERS (or CUSTOMERS) recognize it easily.
But hey, that's now forbidden by the WebSlices icon policy, and it contradicts what the IE team told me a while ago about the original round blue icon.
Well done again, Microsoft. Will you ever learn?