Colorado based designer firm, Aten Design Group, hosted a 'funeral' for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 web browser, 'mourning' the 9 year old web browser, after support for it stopped by several prominent web services including Google Docs.
Aten Design Group released a funeral invitation, which read, "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."
Interestingly, software giant Microsoft was unable to attend and sent a bouquet of along with a farewell note which thanked the browser for 'all the good time'.
The funeral, which took place on 4th March 2010, featured a coffin that contained a dummy with the Internet Explorer 6 for its head. People attending the funeral were expected to say a few words in the memory of the deceased web browser, which according to attendees, died a long and painful death.
IE6, which was the standard web browser of all Windows OS till 2006, has still managed to hold on to a fair percentage of users, who refuse to upgrade to a faster and safer browsers despite repeated warnings from internet security firms and Microsoft as well.
Microsoft also hinted at a big announcement in the upcoming MIX trade expo in Las Vegas, in which Microsoft will be showcasing the much awaited Internet Explorer 9 web browser.