13-Nov-12 Blue screen of death!

In Blog, Personal, Technology on November 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

During the mid nineties IT professionals became familiar with a blue screen boot problem with Windows operating systems that became commonly known as the blue screen of death.


For those who were working on IT systems back in this period, it was very bad news, as inevitability it meant a fatal error and a long night or weekend ahead!

For some Microsoft senior folk, the last month must seem like a blue screen of death for them.

Their woes started a month ago when both Steve Ballmer, their CEO, and Stephen Sinofsky, one of their top Windows executives, were formally reprimanded and then punished with a lower than expected bonus over Windows missteps.

Things seemed to be looking a tad more positive last week when their new range of Windows 8 seemed to get quite a good public and press review, but just like the Windows product, the unpredictable happened today when Stephen Sinofsky exited after a 23 year spell. Especially surprising, as he was one day predicted to get the top job!

I guess the question is now how long Steve Ballmer lasts? I guess this depends on how successful the new product release is?

Let’s hope its more stable than previous versions..


  1. There is nothing better in life than seeing a public system suffer a system failure and a BSOD was always a winner. Two back to back trains could be cancelled, the warm glo that was on my face from seeing the windows announcement board with a BSOD made up for it.

    I doubt if the two Microsoft men have anything to worry about, Sinofsky (Star Trek cast) and Ballmer (Baby Sinclair of the Dinosaurs) would of made plenty through other schemes.

    I just hope with the release of the surface tablet, the original surface table which has been renamed pixelsense ( price is greatly reduced

    • Spot on Andy. Totally agree with your comment on the public systems. Remember seeing one of the Microsoft screen failures at Wimbledon. Also a non Microsoft one at the bus stop in Earlsfield.

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