There is an Internet Explorer Grave in South Korea and suddenly it goes viral

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The gravestone with the tombstone inscribed with Internet Explorer was created by a South Korean software engineer to commemorate the death of the Internet Explorer web browser. Photo/Jung Ki-young/Handout via REUTERS

SEOUL – For Jung Ki-young, a software engineer South Korea (South Korea) Microsoft Corp’s decision to discontinue browser his Internet Explorer web marks the end of a quarter-century of love-hate relationship with technology.

To commemorate his death, he spent a month and 430,000 won (USD330) designing and ordering a tombstone with the Explorer “e” logo and English inscription below: “He is a great tool for downloading other browsers.”

After the memorial was exhibited at a cafe run by his brother in the southern city of Gyeongju, the photo of the tombstone went viral.

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Microsoft scaled back support for the once-ubiquitous Internet Explorer on Wednesday after 27 years running, to focus on browser faster, Microsoft Edge.

Jung said the memorial showed his mixed feelings for the older software, which had played a big role in his work life.

“It sucks, but I’d call it a love-hate relationship because Explorer itself once dominated an era,” he told Reuterswhich was launched on Saturday (18/6/2022).

He said he felt it took longer to confirm the website and app onlineit works with Explorer, rather than with browser another.

But his customers keep asking him to make sure their websites look good in Explorer, which has remained the default browser in South Korean government offices and many banks for years.

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