Everything that has begun must inevitably come to an end. That is the philosophy of life, and apparently that of technology as well. After more than 25 years of serving people with their queries, and opening new doors to explore and learn, Microsoft is finally drawing curtains on Internet Explorer, and yes folks, it is time to say goodbye. The coffin is set, the final nail sharpened, and all we have to do is lay some bouquets and that is what netizens are busy doing on Twitter filling it with a streak of reactions and responses.
Although the web browser was raging fire in its initial years, with age shadowing over, its popularity weakened to such an extent that people stopped using the browser by a large margin. After all, not everything ages like fine wine. And, Microsoft Edge will take the place of Internet Explorer once the latter is put to rest.
Here are some reactions and responses from Twitter, some a walk down the memory lane, and the rest a walk through meme town.
Apparently, people cannot help but take a jibe at the sloth mode.
But Internet Explorer won't get the memo until 2024. https://t.co/8kjDbtnJ0r
— Cyris ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@sudo_overflow) May 20, 2021
Oblivion is inevitable, and sadly Internet explorer went into the ‘Oblivion mode’ way before its coffin was built, and sadly nobody is ready to shed tears. But worry not, there might be a deficiency of tears, but memes are overflowing in their place.
In other news, Internet Explorer apparently still exists. pic.twitter.com/bt8fmUtYFO
— glorphus526 (@glorphus526) May 20, 2021
The reactions never miss a tint of the pandemic.
The CDC says fully vaccinated people can stop using internet explorer.
— nixCraft (@nixcraft) May 20, 2021
There is ample space for irony here. And people are not going easy on the web browser, not even during its final days. Seems like nobody is in the mood for a good old eulogy.
End of an era 🪦
Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explore this year ☠️
The only time I used Internet Explorer in the past decade was to download another, better browser 😀 pic.twitter.com/Uq1m8gQXFK
— Nigel D'Souza (@Nigel__DSouza) May 20, 2021
Some might say pulling the plug is an act of mercy. Looks like Internet Explorer doesn’t get a chance to pull a Captain Steve Rogers and enjoy old age.
Microsoft is all set to pull the plug on its aging web browser Internet Explorer after more than 25 years.😢 pic.twitter.com/QClwJbuhTA
— BurnerBits (@burner_bits) May 20, 2021
There is no dearth of sloth mode jibes. You cannot blame them for that. It is years and years of pent-up emotions finally finding a stage.
Internet explorer about to die? NOT SO FAST. pic.twitter.com/VG6w12LeWp
— Maurício Linhares (@mauriciojr) May 20, 2021
Talk about brilliant euphemisms. It is always wiser to sugarcoat the truth than saying that nobody actually uses the web browser.
But Internet Explorer users won't find out about it until 2030. https://t.co/OxcwLNotQt
— 👑🦅Holy Emperor of Hawks🦅👑 (@SkoczSteven) May 20, 2021
Perhaps, this is the first time anybody has thought about Internet Explorer in the past fifteen years or so.
— Azizul (@zizulirwan) May 19, 2021
Are we running short on optimism here?
— Hazza (@hazzacoolman) May 19, 2021
It was inevitable.
So long Internet Explorer. You served your purpose well. pic.twitter.com/mJYybV6S0t
— | REZO | chibikim – WARLOCK MAIN (@chibikimisbest) May 19, 2021
And this never gets old.
— Narfu (@N4rfu) May 19, 2021