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This article was published on March 30, 2009

    Lego Fail Whale: “Most loved error message in the world”?

    Lego Fail Whale: “Most loved error message in the world”?
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Found this one on Flickr. Made by Bjarne P Tveskov from Denmark. As he explains: “Probably the most loved error message in the world”.

    The original illustration was made by Yiying Lu. It became famous when Twitter started using it to show the service was having problems handling traffic. More info about the most famous digital whale.

    Imagine for a moment that your own service or company would be so popular that users started composing songs about it and making these kind of artworks, of your error messages?

    We can only dream…