Korean engineer erects a tombstone for retired IE – Microsoft Internet Explorer

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Microsoft’s IE browser will end its service on June 15. According to a Reuters report on the 17th,To commemorate the “retirement” of the IE browser, a software engineer in South Korea erected a tombstone for it and added a special inscription, and the picture quickly went viral on the Internet.Zheng Qiyong, a 38-year-old software engineer and web developer, erected a tombstone with the iconic “e” logo for Internet Explorer on the roof of a cafe run by his brother in Gyeongju, South Korea, Reuters said.

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On the left side of the IE name on the tombstone, a Chinese character “Gu” is written, and the tombstone is also written in English,“It’s a great tool for downloading other browsers”.

Zheng Qiyong, a 38-year-old software engineer and web developer, erected a tombstone with the iconic “e” logo for Internet Explorer on the roof of a cafe run by his brother in Gyeongju, South Korea, Reuters said. On the left side of the IE name on the tombstone, there is a Chinese character “Gu”,The tombstone also reads in English, “It is a good tool for downloading other browsers.”

According to the report, it took Zheng Qiyong a month to make this tombstone and cost 430,000 won (about 2,236 yuan). He did so to commemorate the end of his love-hate relationship with Internet Explorer.

As soon as the tombstone was displayed at the cafe, photos of it circulated online, the report said. Zheng Qiyong said that his approach showed his complicated feelings for IE, which had played a great role in his work and life.

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Zheng Qiyong said that he wanted to use this tombstone to make people laugh, but he didn’t expect the joke to spread so widely on the Internet. “This is another reason why I am grateful for this browser. It allows me to make a world-class joke now.” , “I’m sorry it’s gone, but I won’t miss it. So for me, its ‘retirement’ is a nice ‘death.'”

As the world’s first browser with a highest market share of 95%, IE has opened and witnessed an era, so that in the subconscious of many old users, its logo with the letter “e” as the core has become a browser synonym for device. However, since the second half of the 2000s, the share of IE has continued to decrease. Statistics from the analysis website StatCounter show that the current share of IE has dropped from 65% in January 2009 to less than 1%.

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