The announcement from Google that it would be withdrawing support for IE6 from its web applications on 1 March sounded a death knell for Microsoft's outdated browser. And what comes after a death knell? A proper funeral.
A Denver, Colorado-based design agency, Aten Design Group, has organized a service at its HQ for the browser, to mark the sad occasion of its passing. The company says: "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. Funeral services for Internet Explorer Six will be held at 7pm on March 4 at Aten Design Group, 1629 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80218". The agency has invited people who can't make it to send flowers, recommending a Denver-based flower shop.
There'll be food, drink, "a round of IE6 darts" and prizes for the best memory and the best dressed. You can RSVP on a special website set up for the occasion - ie6funeral.com, where you can also leave messages for the deceased.