Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/10/ms_messenger_paradox/

Reg reader traumatised by MS Live Messenger paradox

Download feedback loop

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 10th May 2006 11:56 GMT

Readers attempting to download Microsoft's new Windows Live Messenger Beta should be aware that they may not find themselves instantly enjoying the benefits of VoIP telephony, but rather caught in a brain-rattling paradox feedback loop, as reader Graham Smart discovered:

The MS Live Messenger paradox

Try not to think too hard about it, since mental trauma will most certainly result. As Graham put it before he succumbed to synaptic collapse: "Basically the NEW MSN installer wants you to close the MSN installer to install the MSN installer that wants you to close the MSN installer that installs the MSN inst……" ®