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Internet Explorer 6 is dead -- and the funeral is in Denver

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Mention Internet Explorer to most knowledgeable computer types and you're likely to prompt a flood of profanities that would even embarrass the cast of Jersey Shore. So don't expect such folks to mourn at the funeral for Internet Explorer 6, which takes place next week under the auspices of Denver's Aten Design Group.

How did IE6 die? According to the announcement on view below, it was a workplace accident at Google Inc.

The services, to be held at 7 p.m. March 4 at Aten's offices, at 1629 Downing Street, probably won't be a respectful affair, given that the event's invitation urges folks to mix and mingle with the city's "top IE6 haters." And that's fine by me. I'm writing this on a borrowed computer because earlier today, mine was attacked by an evil replicating virus, or something similar, that Westword's computer guru says was spawned by -- you guessed it -- Internet Explorer.

Burn in hell, IE6! Here's the death notice:

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. Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as "IE6," is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight.

Funeral services for Internet Explorer Six will be held at 7pm on March 4 at Aten Design Group, 1629 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80218. Those unable to attend the funeral are asked to send flowers.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:00 pm Aten Design Group Office

Funeral attire is encouraged.

Come mix & mingle with Denver's top IE6 haters. We'll have a special time of remembrance, a round of IE6 darts, and plenty of food & drinks.

Prizes will be awarded for the best IE6 memory & the best dressed!

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