Praying for extinction

Picture of a Dodo, taken from Naturalists Miscellany of 1793. Kevin Walsh.

We know May 20 was National Extinction Day, but there is one species of web browser we're hoping dies off sooner rather than later.

According to this article on Mashable, the newest version of the popular blogging engine, Wordpress, is no longer supporting Microsoft's ancient (but persistent) web browser, IE6.

Thank the gods. The sooner this limping, archaic web browser goes extinct, the sooner our programming team can put more effort into implementing the latest and greatest web tricks, instead of spending a considerable amount of time making websites display properly in IE6.