For those of you who haven’t seen a Windows 8 blue screen yet, here.

It’s softer than a “sad Mac,” and compared to the blue screens of yore, it’s a goddamned Hallmark card.  As you can see in the image, in many cases it will even restart FOR you.

The more complicated systems get, the more diverse the collection of software any given user could possibly have on their machine becomes, and the harder it is to keep everything in balance and insure that interactions are safe.  As such, crashes become more and more a part of life – just something to be accepted by the casual user, albeit often with a proclamation that the device is a piece of shit.  I wonder if psychological research was done to determine that this gentle blue screen of poutyness* caused fewer incidents of angry tech support calls and/or computers being thrown through office windows.

MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP:  *snort*  That’s really weird!


* I initially wrote this as “poutiness” but I worried my Canadian readers might think I had misspelled “poutines.”  I still don’t know how you guys eat that stuff, but we haven’t even adopted the metric system yet down here, so who am I to judge?