The caption to this photograph — spotted on CNet’s gadget blog, Crave — reads “CNET News reporter Elinor Mills knows what it’s like to feel frustrated by computer glitches.” Apparently! Look at her: the woman is so perturbed she actually needs to clamp the lid of her skull down on the pan, lest her brain boil over. One would imagine that even the citizens of Hiroshima, witnessing an encroaching wall of nuclear fire racing towards them out of ground zero, somehow managed to be more composed.
So yes, we agree: CNet News reporter Elinor Mills knows what it’s like to feel frustrated by computer glitches. There couldn’t be any less doubt about that if she was tearing long strips of skin from her face with her finger nails. Curiously, though, it seems that what CNet News reporter Elinor Mills doesn’t know is what a blue screen of death actually looks like. Here’s a hint: it is neither a pop-up window nor an embedded graphic in a Word document. You may stuff your hysterically disgorged eyeballs back in their sockets, Elinor. There is nothing to see here.