Chrome’s New Sad Tab Page

January 26, 2011
Filed under: Featured, Google 

The latest Chromium builds include a new sad tab page that replaces the famous “aw, snap!” message with “he’s dead, Jim!”. The message continues: “Something caused this page to be killed , either because the operating system ran out of memory, or for some other reason. To continue, press Reload or go to another page.” To see the page, just type about:kill in the address bar after opening a new tab.

“He’s dead, Jim!” is a catchphrase used by Leonard H. McCoy, a character from Star Trek. “The line has entered popular culture as a general metaphor, with uses as diverse as descriptions of an unresponsive electronic circuit, an example of how to add an audio file to function as an alert sound in a computer system, and an illustrative quote regarding how to know if one’s opponent has been destroyed in an action hero game.”





Here’s the old sad tab page:


{ Thanks, Chen. }

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