“Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote the text for the original Blue Screen of Death,” Tom Warren reports for The Verge.
“Microsoft developer Raymond Chen revealed the surprising fact in a blog post earlier this week, detailing Ballmer’s dissatisfaction with the original text that flashed up when a program wasn’t responding in Windows 3.1,” Warren reports. “Ballmer was head of the systems division at the time, Chen recalls, and when he visited the Windows team he thought the wording didn’t ‘sound right’ for the ctrl+alt+del dialogue.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s entirely appropriate that Ballmer wrote Windows’ oft-seen BSOD text since he turned out to be Microsoft’s own BSOD: Bald Supervisor of Delusion.
Microsoft Windows. A pox on computing for nearly three decades. Die, Windows, die!
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