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eyeoftheliger | posted 05-22-2005 | Number of Votes: 70  |  Current Rating: 4.48   

This one happened in the mid-90's, when the masses were just starting to embrace computers in the home. Anyway...

I worked at a large computer chain store in the tech department. The phone rang one day and the lady on the other end wanted to know why her computer might be trying to kill her, and she sounded angry. After about 5 minutes of trying to calm her down (I had to know why she thought her computer was trying to kill her, I would have lost sleep if that question wasn't answered.)

I learned that she had read the manual cover to cover, and the warning symbols somewhere near the back of the manual included the "yellow triangle with a black exclamation point" icon that indicates high-voltage, and a potential hazard. The only place you see this icon is if you open the case and look at the power supply, it's meant to let people know not to open the power supply housing.

Unfortunately back in the Windows 95 days, every other error message that popped up (and there were plenty with 95) had the "yellow triangle with a black exclamation point" icon on it as well. This lady must have had a few screws loose, but she was right. It was almost exactly the same icon. "No Ma'am, your computer isn't trying to kill you"...

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