“He was a pain in the ass”
Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer earlier this week. According to Reuters, programmer Chung Ki-young spent about $330 to design and commission a tombstone for the legendary browser.
The memorial, located on the roof of his brother’s cafe in the South Korean city of Gyeongju, depicts the browser’s logo and an epitaph in English that reads: “He was a good tool to download other browsers.”
Yong told Reuters that he commissioned a memorial to commemorate the program that defined his career. Even as apps like Chrome and Firefox supplanted Internet Explorer in popularity and prominence, many of Yong’s clients asked him to make their websites look good in Microsoft’s outdated browser.
“He was a pain in the ass, but I would call this relationship based on love and hate, because the Explorer himself was once dominant,” he says.