So there are these goats – that when you scare them – they lock up, and their legs stiffen and they end up falling over and landing on their back – invariably with their legs sticking straight up in the air. It’s a genetic thing. The goats are fine after a few seconds. It’s freaking hysterical to watch on Youtube. I forget what the scientific name for these goats is (myosomethingorother … search for “fainting goat” on the Internets) – but I call them “fail open goats” because, well, that’s what it reminds me of whenever I see one . . . a goat . . . failing . .. open.
The fail-open goat, for me, has become synonymous with bad product security and I am known to on occasion create a fail-open goat to celebrate various notorious or well celebrated instances of product security fail.
So with that – I give you MacBook Air fail – ala Cansecwest 2008: