I recently ran into this article that highlights 13 of the most common computer error messages throughout history. This is a great article that talks about numerous errors that I am sure many of my readers have seen over the years. Here are a couple of my favorites:
- "lp0 on fire" – lp0 refers to a printer port in Unix/Linux and this message is suggesting that the printer is on fire! How great of an error message is that?
- "Does not compute" –
There were a number of good additions in the comments. Some of my favorites from there include:
- "Keyboard error, press F1 to continue"
- "You don’t exist go away"
- “Installation failed. Something is wrong. Find out what it is, fix it, and try again”
I highly recommend that you check this out.