How 8 pixels cost Microsoft millions, and other blunders

19 08 2004

The graphics guys at MS, when drawing a world map coloured India one colour and Kashmir a different colour.  India said “You get our country wrong, we’re not letting your software into the country”  MS promptly recalled a whole whack or Windows 95 which had this wrong.

Another gaff had them referring to Spanish women as “Bitch”  Ooops.  Need new translator 😦

For more MS fun, see this News.com article.

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29 06 2008
Charles

In fact, it wasn’t wrong. Kashmir was shown as “disputed” – which it is. India’s claim was that Kashmir belonged to India and was offended that Microsoft did not respect this.

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