Figgy, well put. After the brouhaha of the last-minute denunciation of “Metro” by Microsoft to avoid some copyright infringement issue, I expected Microsoft’s code-naming intelligence to gain a bit of farsightedness.
And the long-standing notoriety of Blue Screen Of Death since - ?? forever ?? in the Windows world - I indeed question the wisdom of any Microsoft manager that would pass along this name as a Windows version code.
Unless… gulp… it’s entirely appropriate for this product’s capabilities.
Does anyone recall if BSOD was around for Win 3.x? I don’t. I’m sure I crashed those machines often enough but I simply don’t recall specifically. I thought the nomenclature “BSOD” arrived a few years afterwards - after even 1995. Maybe it took a couple of years before everyone realized Memory Dump screens could be labeled so poignantly.