Software Engineer Commissions Gravestone to Honor Retirement of Internet Explorer

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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.”

Source: Reuters

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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