Whoops, "phase-out"? Probably a stronger phrase than they intended. And
nothing is going to happen on that day-- no features that are compatible
only with the latest browsers, nothing to break current functionality-- so
why make an announcement like this? With no concrete incentive to upgrade,
the decision for the user to upgrade is arbitrary, and most people will put
it off until it actually matters. This announcement strikes me as premature.
Maybe I'm just being whiny on a Friday morning ...