Blast from the past.

While saving a document in Word 2003 the other day, my colleague Phil witnessed Word spit the dummy and display this dialog.

Format what?
Format what?

It appears to be some sort of vestigial error dialog from Word 6.0 for Windows 3.1.  Check out the awesome ASCII art bullet points and encouragement to format another floppy disk.

Sure I’ll just whip out and pop in a 3.5″ floppy and do that right away.

2 thoughts on “Blast from the past.

  1. On a similar note, the Office/Windows “save” icon is a 3.5″ floppy. Today’s new Word users may never have seen one of those. Not exactly timeless interaction design…

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