Thursday, August 19, 2004

Ah, those microsoft people...

Tales of ineptitude, as only mega-multi-billion dollar companies can do it.

C/Net: How eight pixels cost Microsoft millions

Personal favorite highlight:

Microsoft has also managed to upset women and entire countries. A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between "not specified," "male" or "bitch," because of an unfortunate error in translation.

Localization mishaps rock.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depends...if there's a little icon of a woman wearing killer stillettoes next to 'b*tch' or not...

Hee. Hee.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Stilettoes, stilettoes... where have I seen any of those lately? You just might be onto something, Anon. I don't suppose you speak Spanish?

11:56 AM  

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