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One New Thing
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
 
One New Thing: Windows-ese for “your file is open so I won’t let you drag-and-drop it onto your CD-R” is, more or less, “Windows encountered an error trying to copy this file. What would you like to do – Retry or Cancel?”

I wonder when real-life computers will begin work the way they do in the movies, and pop up an error message box that actually tells you what’s wrong?
Perhaps it’s a matter of users being capable of making an infinite number and type of mistake, because they don’t know what’s wrong…

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