Application Trololo: "Do you want to GPF?"
Posted on 2013-02-05
This is really just one to satisfy my curiosity. I'm looking at software written in the Year Dot using a product called Clarion.
As software is wont to do, it has the occasional bugs. One in particular tickles my funny bone every time it happens. It states something or other has gone wrong and then it asks the immortal question:
"Do you want to GPF?"
I find this hilarious. It's not like it's all hunky dory if I decide to pick "No" as an answer. The application, may it rest in peace, crashes and burns either way.
But still, I can't help but wonder. At some stage somebody, somewhere, must have thought that giving the user the option to GPF or not was a good idea. And I am curious as to what rationale may be behind this. Under what circumstance could giving the choice to GPF or not EVER be one that could be worth making? Enquiring minds need to know.
Extra points for answers in rhyme.