Here's the goods. Some peon at MS (windows 98 was too tuff for the ol' billygator) was making the nerds drool about how drivers automatically loaded when u hot-plugged things in. So, to demonstrate, he plugged in a USB scanner, i think.
Instant BSOD. In front of all of Comdex. doh! The guy looked like someone had pushed a taser up his behind and set it off, that sort of puckered-lip look. He looked sort of stunned for a while, then let out a weak sort of giggle. Billy G (sounds like a rapper) joined in the mirth, then said (witty bastard that he is) "Gee, I guess that's why it's still in beta" and caused some more mirth in whoever the hell it was that was demonstrating. Funny stuff, I had a movie of it once. Who knows where I put that.