Seems the hapless UK government can add one more IT failure to its long, long list. This morning we received notification of the results of the on-line petition we signed entitled: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to encourage government departments to upgrade away from Internet Explorer 6“.
This notification read:-
You signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to encourage government
departments to upgrade away from Internet Explorer 6.
Her Majesty’s Government has responded to that petition and you can view it
Her Majesty’s Government
Petition information – http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ie6upgrade/
Great, we thought – eager to see the results. Unfortunately, the link Her Majesty’s Government gave us:-
“Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)”
Brilliant! A Microsoft-powered Government site, set up to respond to concerns about anotherÂ failed Microsoft product frequently used by Her Majesty’s Government, didn’t work. So we emailed Her Majesty’s Government, suggesting that whilst some people may be amused by the irony, we really think that Her Majesty’s Government needs to get this fixed, pronto!
So far we have had no reply from Her Majesty’s morons minions and Her Majesty’s Microsoft-powered petition response site still does not work!