Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Software writers, What's up??

Does anyone else think that the SPSS programmer who wrote the error messages has a sick sense of humor?

"SPSS has encountered a catastrophic error. SPSS must close down and all unsaved work will be lost. "

3 comments:

Astroprof said...

Catastropic as oppose to fatal error? None of these sound really pleasant.

Now, if you had been working for hours and hours on a project, and had been dumb enough not to save things as you go, they it might seem pretty catastropic to you ...

Seeking Solace said...

I love when Microsoft has a pop up that asks if you wish to debug. Umm, like I know something about software code!

Jesse said...

Maybe they should change out catastophic and Fata erros for

[insert program] has encountered an error that is sure to annoy you.

I should become a error writer. I assume they need people to write things like that...