The World’s Best Error Message?

Error messages are usually the source of great frustration to me.  Following the “Illegal exception has occured. This unit will now self destruct.” pattern, too many applications pay little or no attention to their usability.  They are either presented in language which is incomprehensible to the applications target users, fail to explain how to correct or avoid the error, or both.

This Firefox error message, however, made me laugh.

Quite a lot.

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Lecturer in medical education, lapsed mathematician, Doctor Who fan and garden railway builder. See for more...

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