Now that Internet Explorer 8 has been released for over half a year, you’d expect most IE 7 users would have upgraded by now. Clearly though that’s not the case as there are still people, and corporations, that are still living in the Stone Age with IE 6. Yes, that’s Internet Explorer 6; the same Internet Explorer that was released nine years ago. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and on March 1st, Google is nixing support for the barely alive browser.
Aten Design Group out of Denver, Colorado is holding a visitation for the soon-to-be deceased IE 6 where ex-users are encouraged to “come mix & mingle with Denver’s top IE6 mourners.” The service will be held at 7 p.m. on March 4th at the Forest Room in downtown Denver. Anyone not able to attend is encouraged to send flowers. Yeah, right. I’m still forced to interact with IE6 on a weekly basis and I assure you the web has never seemed less appealing. From the site:
“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. Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as “IE6,” is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight.
On Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., we’ll gather with fellow IE6 friends and loved ones at Forest Room 5, 2532 15th Street, Denver, CO 80211-3902 to pay our respects.
Those unable to attend the funeral are asked to send flowers.
Come mix & mingle with Denver’s top IE6 mourners. We’ll have a special time of remembrance, delicious tapas, and a full service bar.
Prizes will be awarded for the best IE6 memory & the best dressed!”
If anyone is actually looking to attend, be sure to let us know how it goes. Something tells me there’ll be a little less mourning and a lot more celebrating. Perhaps it’s for the best. Has anyone else had any recent runs in with IE6? Share your fondest memories in the comments.