Internet Explorer 6 – R.I.P.
Google’s decision to phase out the usage of their apps on IE6 prompted Aten Design Group, a design firm in Denver, Colorado, to hold a parody “funeral” for the antiquated web browser.
YouTube is also discontinuing support for the browser March 13.
The invitation to the mock funeral states: “Internet Explorer Six, resident of the interwebs for over 8 years, died the morning of March 1, 2010 in Mountain View, California, as a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc.”
While still utilized frequently in the internet realm, IE6 has been surpassed by newer versions of the 2001 release.
Since 2001, the Web has grown from simple text to complicated layouts with a plethora of different plug-ins – older browsers like IE6 simply can’t keep up with the evolving Web.
Internet Explorer remains the most-used browser on the Web, ahead of popular browsers like Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome.
While over 100 people attended the event, thousands more have been inspired to hold funerals of their own for the antediluvian browser, including one in Iceland.
Thanks for the memories, IE6. All the good times we shared, all the websites that got me in trouble with my mom… I will hold those memories dear. So long, and goodnight.