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August 3, 2011

8 Months Early

devadutta @ 10:40 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1312411205 ) Play

Super question from Thejas V R. Thanks saar!

Who is he? What his claim to (in)fame?

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On time! Yay!

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Answer:
AptiQuant founder Tarandeep Gill. The company’s study claimed that IE users have lower IQ. Which was a hoax. Unknowingly, the entire mainstream media like BBC picked it up and reported it.

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32 Responses to “8 Months Early”

  1. username
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    Tarandeep Gill

    claim: IE users have low IQ than that of other browsers


  2. rickde
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    Tarandeep Gill.. IQ test of browser users.. the IE-users dumber than rest survey


  3. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Tarandeep Gill.

    Created a fake site and statistical report that IE users have less IQ compared to other browser users


  4. Raghuvansh
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    Tarandeep Gill, perpetrator of the IE-users-have-lowest-IQ hoax.


  5. Sumanth Patlolla
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    A study by Canadian testing group AptiQuant, looking at IQ scores and associated choices of web browsers.

    The blog associated with AptiQuant directed users to the comparison shopping website, AtCheap.com.
    Tarandeep Gill has been listed in AtCheap press releases as the company’s contact.

    Indeed the report turned out to be a hoax :P


  6. Bharath
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    Tarandeep Gill
    Internet explorer IQ test


  7. Tarandeep Gill, the prankster behind the fake study which claimed that Internet Explorer (IE) users have a lower IQ than those who use Firefox, Chrome…and every other browser.


  8. shrik
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    Tarandeep Gill, the alleged hoaxer behind the “IE users have low IQ” story/


  9. Guy behind the bogus claim that IE users had lower IQ.


  10. The guy who pulled off the hoax saying that IE users have lower IQ than users of other browsers.


  11. Tarandeep Gill, recently set up a website ‘aptiquant dot com’ and pulled off an elaborate hoax about IE users having low IQs


  12. Shwetha Maiya
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    Tarandeep Gill created a hoax under the name of AptiQuant- online psychometric testing company – to stop people from using outdated web browsers such as IE6.
    According to the hoax study, IE users had the lowest IQs amongst all internet browser users.


  13. Rahulk
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    Tarandeep Gill of the IE user have lower IQ hoax fame


  14. Manish Achuth
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    Tarandeep Gill. Creator of the IE8 IQ study hoax.


  15. jowens
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    Tarandeep Gill; published fake study that showed IE6/7 users have low IQs


  16. Amarendra

    Tarandeep Gill for the IE/IQ hoax.


  17. Smitha R Maiya

    Tarandeep Gill.
    Fake study claiming IE explorers having lower IQ than those using Firefox.
    Satrtup company Atcheap.com


  18. Swarun

    Tarandeep Singh Gill, who came out with the above report about people IQ and its relation to the browser they use.

    He was facing technical difficulties making his site compatible with IE6 and hence came up with this ‘research’ to put off users from using IE6 !


  19. SV
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    Tarandeep Gill
    This explains it all: http://www.cbronline.com/news/.....ant-040811


  20. badideabear
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    Tarandeep Gill. Created the AptiQuant Internet Explorer users had low IQs study hoax.


  21. Godzilla101

    aptiquant?


  22. Godzilla101

    Tarandeep gill.


  23. Urthstripe

    Tarandeep Gill, the guy behind the “IE users have a lower IQ than users of other browsers” study hoax.


  24. Rogi
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    Tarandeep Gill.
    The Aptiquant hoax.


  25. Ananth
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    AptiQuant founder Tarandeep Gill. The company’s study claimed that IE users have lower IQ.


  26. Dibyo
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    tarandeep gill, and the whole aptiquant browser iq study hoax thing


  27. VK

    Tarandeep Gill who created the hoax of IQ variation by web browser used


  28. Goyal
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    The IE IQ Hoax, and Tarandeep Gill.


  29. grey_matters

    The guy who convinced everyone that IE users are dumb. Tarandeep Gill


  30. Tarandeep Gill


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