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Internet Explorer 6 funeral: Standing room only to piss on IE6's grave

Last week, we told you about a scheduled March 4 funeral for Internet Explorer 6, which reportedly died as "a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc."

Turns out the level of hatred for IE6 exceeded the expectations of folks at Aten Design Group, who are staging the service. A note on the website that serves as the funeral's invitation reads: "Apparently even more people want to see IE6's cold dead body than we imagined." So "to better accommodate the overwhelming response," the chief mourners have changed the venue from Aten's offices, at 1629 Downing Street, to Forest Room 5, 2532 15th Street.

Come 7 p.m. on Thursday, that's the place where those who RSVP can pay their respects -- or share their lack thereof. But only if the ATG crew doesn't have to move to another larger room. Maybe Invesco Field is available...

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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