To commemorate its demise, he spent a month and 430,000 received ($330) designing and ordering a gravestone with Explorer’s “e” brand and the English epitaph: “He was a superb instrument to obtain different browsers.”
After the memorial went on present at a restaurant run by his brother within the southern metropolis of Gyeongju, a photograph of the tombstone went viral.
Jung mentioned the memorial confirmed his combined emotions for the older software program, which had performed such a giant half in his working life.
“It was a ache within the ass, however I might name it a love-hate relationship as a result of Explorer itself as soon as dominated an period,” he mentioned.
He mentioned he discovered it took him longer to verify his web sites and on-line apps labored with Explorer, than with different browsers.
However his clients saved asking him to verify their web sites regarded good in Explorer, which remained the default browser in South Korean authorities places of work and lots of banks for years.
Nevertheless it began dropping out to Google’s Chrome within the late 2000s and have become a topic of numerous web memes, with some builders suggesting it was sluggish in contrast with its rivals.
Jung mentioned he had meant to provide folks fun with the headstone, however was nonetheless shocked about how far the joke went on-line.
“That is another excuse for me to thank the Explorer, it has now allowed me to make a world-class joke,” he mentioned.
“I remorse that it is gone, however will not miss it. So its retirement, to me, is an effective demise.”