Internet Explorer 6 finally laid to rest

Summary:A design group in Denver thought it was finally time to put Internet Explorer 6 to rest, holding a mock funeral for the 8-year-old and outdated Microsoft browser last night.

A design group in Denver thought it was finally time to put Internet Explorer 6 to rest, holding a mock funeral for the outdated Microsoft browser last night. It was 8 years old.

Apparently, IE6 died from "a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc." (Sounds like a hit job to me...) Event organizers suggested "funeral" attire, but added that there would also be a tapas bar. That seems more like it for a tech event.

Microsoft showed they have a sense of humor too, as they sent some flowers in remembrance for the deceased.

I don't even know the last time I used IE 6...or even Internet Explorer at all, for that matter. R.I.P. IE6.

[Image via IE6 Funeral]

Topics: Browser, Microsoft

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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