Paying tribute to a storied browser through the art of haiku.
With Microsoft finally ending support for Internet Explorer, some of our engineers spent a Friday afternoon crafting poetry and reminiscing on the browser’s 27-year legacy.
Ice Cube would be proud
A lesson in hubris and overconfidence
Remember having a dedicated “Internet Explorer PC” though?
We all know the feeling…
…as we scroll down to the browser support table. “Maybe this time will be different” we say, but that red rectangle never changes hue.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a boss or a client who would ONLY use IE6
Death: “It’s time to go”
IE: “Was I a good browser?”
Death: “The very best … at downloading other browsers”
A name is a kind of ID, don’t you think?
Scene: Friday 4pm
Dev: “Finally got that layout all figured out for the launch on Monday! Let me just check it in IE annnnnd … OH GOD NO”
This one definitely got the most Keanu-whoa-face emoji reactions
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“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” – Oscar Wilde