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Does Air France fly to Calgary?

After seeing my candid snap of a gas pump that needed a bit of a reboot, a number of you chimed in with your favourite examples of public Windoze failures. I thought I would stir the pot a little bit and add my own personal documented fave, snapped at Pearson airport in 2000 when I was on my way home after taking a turn at manning the Calgary Herald's "24-hour Press Club".

Airports are not the place that you want to find out that Windoze is running something vaguely important:

The best non-documented instance I have seen to date was on a huge electronic billboard at the corner of Dundas and Yonge in Toronto. It sat there on a glorious Blue Screen Of Death as a sort of a mute three-story testament to the general uselessness of Windoze, but I did not have my camera with me, and the moment was lost. Damn.

Posted: Fri - December 2, 2005 at 02:28 PM