09/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

"Blue Screen of Death" Appears at Bird's Nest During Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Did China press F1 to reboot? It appears one of the many Microsoft computers projecting images of 5000 years of Chinese history onto the facade of the Bird's Nest during the opening ceremony crashed. And crashed hard. Gizmodo reported Monday on the appearance of the "Blue Screen of Death," the insider term for the screen on your PC you never want to see. Here's some from the Gizmodo post followed by photos:

Perhaps an Opening Cermonies [sic] IT dude spit out his coffee on the machines in the server room when Li took to the sky? Another question is what a projection screen is doing inside the Nest at that location, but I think the better question is what wasn't going on inside the Nest's roof--did you see that thing during the ceremonies? Lights! Fireworks! LED screens! Everything! Anyway, if only one image of this perfectness existed we'd be skeptical, but thankfully, someone has grabbed more from a different angle that pretty much seal the deal.