03 May 2010

Proof that Indiana is Odd

I'm looking for fun places to camp this summer and thought, hey, Pokagon is really nice, let's check out availability for August. But, guess what?! Indiana does not want me to camp there. Yep. The state (at least the Department of Natural Resources) is prejudiced against people who use Firefox. The only way to make online reservations/check availability is through Explorer or Netscape Navigator. I didn't even know Navigator still existed.

So now the question is, do I break ITS's rules and install Explorer on my work computer or do I pick a different, more technologically advanced state to visit?

6 comments:

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

Are you on a mac? If so, you can't install explorer. It's not available. :( Does Safari work?

WHO IN THE WORLD still uses Netscape???

Sarah W said...

You're kidding! I'm SHOCKED by this. Can you use the old-fashioned telephone to make reservations? And while you're on the phone, tell them they need to upgrade their site to this decade.

Amber said...

I am on a Mac and Safari didn't work. :-(

Dare I install an older, unsupported version of Netscape?

This is silly, Indiana. Just plain silly.

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

You could call them and ask about availability...

Lol. I always forget about the phone, too. I'm usually appalled when a website/vendor doesn't have a click-to-chat option.

B. said...

There is no reason their site shouldn't be able to support other browsers. They need to hire some younger people in the IT department if they think this is the only way to go.

Wendy said...

Indiana's parks are cool but their online reservation system sucks. Did you get this figured out - what did you do?

The IN park we were at had phonebooths all over it. It was the weirdest sight. Mike kept saying we needed to take a picture of the girls in a phonebooth because they'll be extinct soon. I told him I don't think they'll be extinct in IN anytime soon.

Did you know that you can't buy cold beer in IN unless it's from a liquer store? Yep.