To commemorate its closet, he spent 430,000 a month ($ 330) designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer’s “e” logo and the English epitaph: “He’s a good tool for downloading to other browsers.”
The photo of the grave went viral after a memorial service at a hotel run by his brother in the southern city of Kyongju.
Jung said the monument showed mixed feelings for old software that had played such a big role in his career.
“It’s a pain in the ass, but I would call it a love-hate relationship because Explorer once dominated,” he said.
He said he found it took longer to make sure his websites and online applications were working in Explorer than other browsers.
But his clients have repeatedly asked him to make sure their websites are good in Explorer, which has been the default browser in South Korean government offices and many banks for years.
But it began to lose ground to Google Chrome in the late 2000s and became the subject of numerous web memes, with some developers suggesting that it be sluggish compared to its competitors.
Jung said he wanted to keep the grave and make people laugh, but was still wondering how far that joke went online.
“This is another reason I thank Explorer, which has now allowed me to create world-class comedy,” he said.
“I’m sorry it’s gone, but I will not miss it. So its rest, a good death for me.”
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