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[Aug. 13th, 2007|04:34 am]
Nate Bunnyfield
I wonder how much of my life I will spend clicking through stupid dialog boxes. It'd be funnysad if someone was using a computer in an emergency (e.g. Jurrasic Park) and

A new version of this software is available.
Would you like to download it now?

was the reason they died.

[User Picture]From: apocalypselater
2007-08-13 03:25 pm (UTC)
I hate those! They always come up when I'm in a hurry!
They have been the source of a lot of the times that I've screamed at my computer.
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[User Picture]From: cosmicwanderer
2007-08-13 07:08 pm (UTC)
LOL, that would be hilarious in a movie.

Something like that happens in office space. When he's trying to get out of the office and his computer keeps asking him if he wants to save.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2007-08-14 07:38 am (UTC)
You have no idea how many meetings I've been in where "Would you like to help make Office better?" or "You have unused icons on your desktop..." has popped up inappropriately. It's fucking ridiculous. Does Microsoft use its own products internally? Do they not see these issues?

As an exasperated coworker once said after fighting Word all day: "It's a goddamn travesty that they get away with calling this productivity software!"
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2007-08-14 07:41 am (UTC)
Do you remember that time years ago at Discovery Store in White Flint, we watched a 6-year-old click through all the error boxes some failed Windows program was popping up? You pointed out that kids who grow up with this sort of crap are just going to expect computers to behave like that; they'll never have known any stable software.
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From: natebunnyfield
2007-08-14 07:48 am (UTC)
Or how to fix a frozen NES cartridge with your lungs.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2007-08-14 08:12 am (UTC)
Seriously! Now it's all "red ring of death" and warranty extensions. The kids these days!
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