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Internet Explorer has now replaced BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots.

A South Korean engineer created a gravestone for Internet Explorer, the web browser retired by Microsoft this week, and photos of it are now gaining traction on social media.

According to New York PostA photo of the gravestone has gone viral after it was shown at a cafe run by his brother in the southern city of Gyeongju.

South Korea, which has the world’s fastest average Internet speed, is strangely tied to Internet Explorer, which was retired after 27 years of service.

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it would no longer support Internet Explorer, the once dominant browser with which billions of Internet users had a love-hate relationship, the Post report said.

Internet Explorer has now replaced BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots.

Engineer Keong Jung creates a gravestone with the browser’s signature ‘E’ logo on the roof of a cafe in Gyeongju, South Korea. He spent $330 on gravestones to commemorate the browser’s demise.

The gravestone’s picture has been widely circulated on social media. “That was a great tool for downloading other browsers,” reads the inscription on the gravestone.

According to news agency ReutersJung’s tribute represents his mixed feelings about software, which played such an important role in his professional life.

“It was a pain in the ass, but I would call it a love-hate relationship because the explorer himself once dominated an era,” he said. Reuters.

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