Microsoft does Blue Screen of Death at Olympic opening cerem

Microsoft gets a ‘Blue Screen of Death’ medal in Beijing

Unfortunately, Microsoft also had the shame of the Blue Screen of Death afflict the opening ceremonies, with the BSoD up on the big screen for more than two hours during the ceremony. Li Ning, who lit the main Olympic torch, actually walked in front of the BSoD, immortalizing the image of Microsoft XP failing on the Beijing Olympics.

Photos here.

Hehe… the best part is that reportedly, Gates was at the ceremony… so I’m hoping he saw it and cried a little inside. :smiley:

I saw that from the slashdot article yesterday. I laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair.

I’ve read several articles about this presented as true, but I can’t help thinking it must be the work of a clever individual with the gimp?


Like you said, not sure if it true though, or a spoof.

It is pretty funny though.

Although I do feel bad for Gates and Microsoft (being serious there). :frowning:

Shame that had to happen on the world stage like that.



And I think it was Microsoft advertisement…

It was funny, for sure. Poor Microsoft, they still can’t get it right.

Another international misstake from micro$oft, again… rotfl!

rotfl! :stuck_out_tongue: lol!