Daily Archives: February 10, 2009

White Screen of Intimidation

I don’t know how many of you know the term "Blue Screen of Death." If you don’t, it’s the blue screen that pops up with machine code in white letters only a programmer understands when Windows crashes.

That’s not what I want to talk about, but to use it to segue into a new term I invented: The White Screen of Intimidation.

It’s the little white window I’m now typing in and doing my level best to come up with SOMETHING to write about interesting enough not to put you or me asleep.

It’s a versatile term as well, I noticed. It can be applied to that blank white piece of paper or word processor screen when I need to write something . . . anything . . . please?

. . .

Crap, I’m too intimidated!

I’ll give it another try later. I don’t like to be intimidated, especially not by a little, white square box or piece of paper.