IE 6 funeral being held today

Friday, March 5, 2010

"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."

This was the shocking news announced by relatives and friends of Internet Explorer Six.

Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as "IE6," is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight and a funeral being held today hosted by Aten Design Group, , a design firm in Denver, Colorado.

The memorial service will feature a coffin holding a "body" that has an IE6 logo for a head. As of now, some attendee already posted their condolence on the company's online funeral invitation.

"IE6...where to start? I have fond memories of you from when I started web design almost 10 years ago. You ate up my tasty tables and spit out some incredible looking sites. In recent years, we've grown apart, and yes, I've slandered your name a time or two. I'm sorry to see you go this way, but it's your time. Oh yeah, thanks for always remembering to double my margins...I always appreciated that about you!" Joel Steidl said.

According to site, 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.

Due to  modern technology and faster web browser, IE6 cannot run many of these new features effectively such as  interactive applications including video and voice.

"​The web has evolved in the last ten years.Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products -- as well as new Docs and Sites features -- won’t work properly in older browsers." ,wrote a senior product manager in a Google blog post.

Internet Explorer 6 (commonly abbreviated as IE6) is the sixth major revision of Internet Explorer, a web browser developed by Microsoft for Windows operating systems. It was released on August 27, 2001, shortly after the completion of Windows XP.

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