Wednesday, March 7, 2012

And the flight may be delayed.


One of the things I enjoy finding out in the wild is signs that Windows is use and even better is when Windows goes awry in its operation. I once again had that opportunity to find one of these moments when I was leaving for another trip.  As I was walking down to the gates at Eppley Airport in Omaha I glanced over to the flight information board to verify the gate number I was headed to and to my surprise one of the screens had suffered the worst insult possible... a BSoD.

A BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) means that the Windows operating system has crashed and needs to be restarted.  This is the worst sign you can see short of the one that says your data is gone. In this case the screen means that there are a few people, myself included, who will not be getting information they need from the board. :D

Another fine example of how technology can frequently cause greater problems than they solve.

--TT

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