Sad but true. I would wager that in Japan the IE percentage is even sharper for similar reasons. Individuals can be persuaded to upgrade through browser-sniffing dialogs and whatnot. Companies, on the other hand, need a bigger push. Granted, it takes more than a couple of clicks for an IT department to upgrade a browser across their entire network. But it is worth it for both productivity and morale. However, I fear it will take web-wide IE prohibition to get them off their asses. Either that or continue with the substandard, half-assed system we have now.