Specifically, Error Messages. You can always spot when an engineer has created part of the user interface on something. Microsoft used to be Gods of the Error message.
Some classics of our time (all genuine!) with additional comments hehe:
- Keyboard error or no keyboard present.
Press F1 to continue or Del to enter set up Errrrm... I don't have a keyboard.....
- Uspecified Error . Imagine a mechanic reurngin your car - 'Here you go sir, I'm afraid there's something wrong with it'....'What exactly?'....'Oooh, well, something a bit car-ish I expect sir!'
- Cannot delete file. File system error [1026 (or any other random number)]"Ah, error 1026, we meet again! once more we dance the dance, who will be the Victor this time? Me, Thee or our mutual foe Ctrl-Alt-Delete?"
Now there are positively hundreds of these pointless, meaningless messages and hope you will help me populate more so we can send a message to software amkers everywhere: STOP LETTING ENGINEERS NEAR USER INTERFACES, THEY'RE NO FUCKING GOOD AT IT!
And what prompted this outburst?: