A new version of Google Mail yesterday; and today I find that it won’t work properly with Internet Explorer 10. I was forced to use Chrome – which I dislike – in order to reply to an email. (link; link) It looks as if it doesn’t work that well with Firefox either.
This is not the first time that Google has broken its products, if used with IE. If you use Book Search, hitting backspace works in Chrome but not in IE. It’s a small thing, and I endure it; but it can hardly be accidental, when Google offers its own rival product.
This is the kind of anti-competitive behaviour that requires regulatory action. Unscrupulous corporations will happily inconvenience their customers for even the possibility of locking them in.
Once Google had a motto, “Don’t be evil”. How long ago that seems.