Failure at scale
A BIOS gets confused in a very visible way:
Photo courtesy Greg Kurtzer of LBL.
What floor am I on?
An elevator in Spain:
Photo courtesy Gorka Guardiola
A payphone in trouble. Taken during the LinuxBIOS summit in Hamburg, Germany in October 2006. Bonus: two coreboot hackers visible in the reflection.
Photo by Ward Vandewege
At the Palo Alto Caltrain station
From Ed Swierk
Train ticket machine
Somewhere in Berlin
Some BIOS do imlplement restriction, here it will refuses to boot if it finds an internal WiFi card that is not in the vendor's whitelist.