Thursday, July 1, 2010

Embedded Software Crashes

Warning, this post is a bit childish and demonstrates a certain operating system prejudice that I harbour.

I have a compulsion to photograph ATMs and other embedded software systems, where the software has crashed. Its about the only time you get to see what the underlying operating system is.

Obviously for ultimate reliability you would use some kind of embedded operating system?

Perhaps not judging by these photos I have collected over the last couple of years.

I can't quite place that dialog style, but it does look kind of familiar. Interestingly all the writing would lead me to think that actually, it was responding fairly well.



PLEASE TAKE YOUR CRASH FROM THE SLOT BELOW.


'Unexpected rebooting in the self-sevice area.'



HEY EVERYONE ! I'VE CRASHED AGAIN !