There are a lot of people who’d be a lot happier if they stopped worrying about other people’s 800 pound gorillas.
— John Gruber: Not My Gorilla (via chartier). A great read.
By dropping support for Windows or IE, think of how much more time a lot of projects’ developers would have to improve it for the other platforms and how much cruft they could remove from the code. Obviously this wouldn’t work for software or websites that are predominantly used on Windows, but I can think of a number of projects that such a decision would work well for: how about PHP?