Windows, my heart breaks for you. You just keep trying to find a solution to the problem, despite failing to ever find a solution, you are convinced that this time it’s gonna work. You’re so earnest, even I come close to believing that you’ll do it this time. You are the Charlie Brown of software. I’m going to turn around while you check just so that you wont see the tear of compassion running down my cheek. You go check your little heart out. snif
…3 mins later…
“The application crashed because there was a problem.”
Good job windows! I thought maybe it crashed because it’s pancake day, but no, it’s because of a problem. Thank you.
This is one of the reasons that I’m veering towards Android. At my age I’m so embedded in Windows, it’s like turning around an oil tanker, but I’m realising that I can do pretty much anything on my Android device that I can do on my laptop, and it never crashes. I like the variety - and low cost - of apps; paying vast sums for Windows software is beginning to seem rather redundant.
When Windows tells me it is checking for a solution, I relate it to that movie/TV trope where the guy is on the phone at his desk telling the other person he is looking for their document when all he is doing is shuffling papers around for sound effects and smoking a stogie.
After a few minutes, he stops ruffling the papers and says, “Nope, sorry, I can’t seem to locate it.”
Windows ain’t searching for no solution; it’s just ruffling papers.
So, what happens when my Internet Explorer crashes and I click ‘yes’ to “Report the Problem”?
Is there a room in Redmond, Washington with a flashing light and a blaring klaxon, where a team of techies jumps up and exclaims, “Oh noes! Wheelz’s browser has crashed! Let’s get right on that!!”
This is the voice of world control…We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom… To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others… Your choice is simple. In time you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love.