This blog is out of order!

We are currently facing a major power blackout. This reminds me of an old question: How do you know whether something is out of order?
One day, I have seen a modern touch screen terminal where you are supposed to buy tickets. The screen was lid and it showed the clearly readable text: “Out of order!”. Obviously, the machine was not out of order.
A typing machine typing OUT OF ORDER
How can you make a machine say that it is out of order, if it apparently is not when it does say so? I’d say smash it with a slash hammer, and stick up a sheet of paper that reads — handwritten, of course: Out of order!

Pulling the power plug often helps, too. ;-)

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