Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in S.Korea

STORY: This Internet Explorer gravestone has gone viral in South Korea

Location: Gyeongju, South Korea

Software engineer Jung Ki-young spent a month and $300

designing and ordering the headstone

after Microsoft decided to retire the web browser

(Jung Ki-young, Software engineer) "Since I heard the news about a month ago, I prepared for it as I thought it would be great to make people laugh with this. The stonemason also asked me: ‘Is this for real? Why doesn’t it have a human's name? Is this something weird?’ I really enjoyed the whole process."

Internet Explorer was launched in 1995

and became the world's leading browser for more than a decade

But it started losing out to Google's Chrome in the late 2000s

with some developers suggesting it was sluggish compared with its rivals

(Jung Ki-young, Software engineer) "It was giving me a hard time as it takes one-and-a-half times as much effort to use it compared with other programs, but Internet Explorer also has historical meaning and a great role. For me, it's a love-hate relationship."

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