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What they don’t know won’t hurt them

Mac people love to believe that Macs don’t crash. Which isn’t true.

When a program crashes on the Mac, it’s quiet. It closes without an error message and goes away.

When a program crashes on Windows, you get a big error message and an announcement that it’s sending crash data to Microsoft.

What’s the lesson? Slink away quietly when you screw up an hope no one notices? I’m not sure, but Mac people sure are a happy bunch.

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  1. Lester July 11, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    I think it’s more about managing the perceived scale of the problem. I don’t mind being told that something went wrong, but don’t make it seem like my entire system is about to die because Word crashed.

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