This has got to be one of the funniest things to come out of the 2008 Olympics.

Imagine going to the trouble and expense of making all of the travel arrangements, getting a passport and flying all the way to China to attend the Olympic games.  You are expecting to relax and take it easy while you watch all of your favorite events when all of a sudden, during the opening ceremonies, there it is.

Obviously one of the things you were looking forward to on this trip was going a few weeks without seeing it.  Yet there it is in all of it’s living blue and white horror, the Blue Screen Of Death, projected on the ceiling of the Bird’s Nest as Li Ning was making his virtual run around the top of the stadium on his way to light the torch.

It seems that the Chinese officials in charge of the technology behind the opening ceremonies decided to use Windows XP on the computers used to control the display.  Somewhere along the line somebody saw evidence of this and managed to snap a picture that showed up on Gizmodo

An extra touch to the punchline is that reportedly, Bill Gates was there.  I wonder if he saw it.

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