Friday, February 24, 2006

World's Largest Windows Error Message

Times Square Windows ErrorHere we have a wonderful example of why you don't run a general purpose OS in an embedded environment. Adam Gaffin was visiting New York and came across the world's largest windows error message when he was visiting the famous Times Square.

...across the square, I saw it: the world's largest Windows error message - on a two-story high e-billboard (I guess everything really is bigger in New York). It was the only billboard in the entire square with absolutely no movement - since the PC running it had obviously frozen.

If this were a framebuffer on a unix system, perhaps controlled via SDL, this sort of thing simply wouldn't occur. I can only imagine how much time on a jumbo video display costs to buy. I'm sure that a few hours of lost broadcast is worth far more than a linux box.

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