Software engineer Jung Ki-young commissioned a gravestone to honor the recently retired web browser, the default for many governments and banking institutions. It cost around $330 and features the IE logo and the text, “He was a good tool to download other browsers.” Jung says he had a love-hate relationship with the browser, as it “dominated an era” but could be difficult and time-consuming to work with. The gravestone sits on top of a cafe in South Korea that is run by his brother.
“It was a pain in the ass, but I would call it a love-hate relationship because Explorer itself once dominated an era,” he told Reuters.
“That’s another reason for me to thank the Explorer, it has now allowed me to make a world-class joke,” he said.
“I regret that it’s gone, but won’t miss it. So its retirement, to me, is a good death.”