South Korean engineer’s gravestone goes viral

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Internet Explorer has now taken over BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots.

A South Korean engineer has built a tombstone for Internet Explorer, the web browser Microsoft retired this week, and his photos are now gaining traction on social media.

According The New York Posta photo of the headstone went viral after it was shown at a cafe run by his brother in the southern city of Gyeongju.

South Korea, which has one of the fastest average internet speeds in the world, has remained oddly tied to Internet Explorer, which was retired after 27 years of service.

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it will no longer support Internet Explorer, the once-dominant browser with which billions of Internet users had a love-hate relationship, according to the Post report.

Internet Explorer has now taken over BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots.

Engineer Kiyong Jung built a tombstone with the navigator’s “e” logo on the roof of a cafe in Gyeongju, South Korea. He spent $330 on the headstone to commemorate the navigator’s disappearance.

The photo of the headstone has been widely shared on social media. “It was a good tool for downloading other browsers,” says the inscription on the tombstone.

According to the news agency ReutersJung’s tribute represented his mixed feelings about the software, which had played such an important role in his professional life.

“It was a pain in the ass, but I would call it a love-hate relationship because Explorer itself once ruled an era,” he said. Reuters.

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