(or you have found out how to turn off colours.)This page is fueled from the rage this page invoked in me. Wen using NetScape Naviagator 1.1N (the latest c00lezt Browza &c.pp.), I got a (mostly) empty page. Guessing background-color related trouble (bgcolor="#FFFFFF", link="#CC6699" ), I started up a good old-fashioned Mosaic -- which didn't show anything either (it didn't grok the tables). The only thing I got was a "you ain't using Netscape, suffer from the consequences!" warning message. (Argh!) Third attempt: Arena. Finally i can read the text (and the warning, of course). (I guess emacs-w3 would also have worked.) Of course, Arena died when following the first link. Sigh.
Therefore, this anti-netscape rant. How can a browser be so unbelievably dumb to display the text of a page in the same colour as the background?! Now if I were using a strange monitor that purports to have colour but actually just shows gray, I might understand this; but this here black-and-white thingy is about as basic as they come! (I can understand people that use NetScapisms; it is probably all they know; I can even understand why they use so much color -- I sometimes think that there's a US-wide embargo on grayscale and b/w monitors; the term "visual subtlety" is inherently UnAmerican; but the guys who write a browser should know better.)
Methinks we need a special word for A Feature That Renders A Product Unusable. "Disabling Technology" could fit the bill. Probably too intellectual, though: "Netscape Is Disabling Technology" is not a very good slogan to rally the disempowered masses behind.