Many of you surely have some memories of Internet Explorer, even if you only used it to download another browser. Since it was the default browser for Windows, there was no way around it for a while. A Korean software developer seems to have many memories associated with Microsoft’s browser, which is why he even invested in a tombstone for the software.
The browser was officially buried by Microsoft last week. You can find out why Internet Explorer is no longer with us in the following article:
R.I.P. Internet Explorer
Why the once most popular browser is now buried
A souvenir of the browser
In order to say goodbye to Internet Explorer properly, the Korean Jung Ki-Young had a tombstone made for which he loudly Reuters spent around 320 dollars. It shows the Explorer’s logo, the date of birth and death and the sentence
He was a good tool to download other browsersalso
It was a good tool to download other browsers. The tombstone looks like this:
Jung himself told Reuters about Internet Explorer:
He was a nuisance, but I’d call it a love-hate relationship because the Explorer itself once dominated an era
However, its customers requested these tweaks because Microsoft’s browser was the default browser for the South Korean government and many banks at the time. That’s another reason why he associates many memories with the browser, but he won’t miss it. He tells Reuters the following:
I’m sorry he’s gone, but I won’t miss him. So his retirement is a good death for me.
The tomb is in Gyeongju
The software developer created the grave, complete with artificial turf and small white stones, on a roof terrace of a café in Gyeongju, a small town in the south-west of the country.
Jung Ki-Young sees the action as a joke and not as a serious funeral. He jokes to Reuters that Internet Explorer allowed him to make a world-class joke as a farewell. Microsoft’s new browser, called Edge, has meanwhile made it to second place among the most-used browsers worldwide.
Do you have special memories of Internet Explorer? Did you even use the browser until the end? Please let us know!