FAIL stamp

Posted here (week 1931).

In February of 2007, when the “FAIL” meme was still fresh, I had a gift made for my PM Director so she could denote inadequate requirements documentation.

FAIL stamp
FAIL stamp

I eventually posted a picture on flickr. It was shortly used by TechCrunch and gradually found its way to dozens of sites, including Grist, GigaOm, ZDNet, Mother Jones, and Lifehacker. It even inspired Facebook groups from Kansas to England.

Eventually a peddler of tchotchkes produced a small, plastic version. I recommend, however, a classic wooden stamp and big pad of ink.