However, as much as I feel for these poor souls, they are the minority. There are tons of developers that don’t need to support old browsers with a tiny market share. And let’s not forget those who aren’t even Web professionals: Students and researchers not only don’t need to support old browsers, but can often get by just supporting a single browser! Yes, you probably don’t really need it… …but that’s not even the biggest reason not to use it today. Ten Years of jQuery and Beyond | Official jQuery Blog. On the 14th of January 2006, John Resig went to an event called BarCamp NYC to talk about some of the projects he was working on.