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It turns out Steve Ballmer was directly responsible for developing Windows’ most hated feature

04
Sep
2014

When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially bought the Los Angeles Clippers, many Twitter comedians used the opportunity to rebrand the team the “L.A. Clippies,” in honor of the much-loathed cartoon paperclip Office assistant that famously drove users crazy during Ballmer’s reign. However, it turns out that Ballmer was involved in developing something far more annoying to Windows users than even Clippy — that is, the Blue Screen of Death. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ballmer’s speech to Clippers fans is just as hilariously insane as you hoped What longtime Windows user can forget the panic that set in the first time their entire screen went blue for no explicable reason and was informed that “This Windows application has stopped responding

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