Why Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Windows For Embedded Systems

OK, this is shooting the low-hanging fish right off the barrel (or some such mixed metaphor), but why does anybody still use Internet Explorer and Windows for embedded systems?

cimg4138 - IE Was Unable to Link to Web PageThe proximate cause is a dead Internet link, but somebody obviously didn’t take that problem into account during the design phase. I’m sure there’s a keyboard hidden inside the box, wherever the box might be, but the rest of us are left to snicker at a jammed display.

The problem resolved itself (or somebody plugged in the cable) by the time we walked past the display again.