Gosh, I hate when that happens!! Read the article for all the gory details:
"Consider, for example, the high-profile, widely reported problems recently suffered by industry leaders Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo at annual trade shows. Last year, Bill Gates endured multiple crashes of his own products, and even suffered his own blue screen of death during his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show.[snip]
"In the practice of law, malfunctioning recording technology has exposed clients to judges’ wrath — and sanctions that can make a courtroom victory near impossible. ‘Incomplete and missing transcripts and pages peppered with the word ‘inaudible,’ plain old "gibberish," and the simple ‘failure to switch on a tape recorder’ have generated adverse rulings — and appeals, according to an article in e-Commerce Law & Strategy sibling New Jersey Law Journal."