A long time Microsoft employee and developer, Raymond Chen, has named the company's former CEO Steve Ballmer as the man responsible for writing the text that is seen in the tragically familiar "Blue Screen of Death" that was seen in old school versions of Windows.
In a post on his personal blog this week, Chen wrote that over 20 years ago, way back in the days of Windows 3.1, Ballmer was head of Microsoft's Systems Division,and one day he made a visit to the Windows team. Chen wrote:
Since then the screen has evolved until you get a blue frown image if something bad happens in Windows 8. However, it's always cool to learn that one of the top business executives at Microsoft could come up with something that would be incorporated in such a direct way inside of Windows. What do you think of this tidbit of nostalgia?
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