There is probably a profitable opportunity to re-do error messages for business software. This is a message that popped up on my colleague's Excel when she tried opening a file. I wondered what a DDE error is (but was too lazy to Google it).
Technology enables so many things, but graceful error handling appears to always take a back seat to new features.
As always, when there is a need, someone figures out a Solution. Look Ma, what Google found me for 'error message software'....(although, it looks like this one only translates numeric error codes)..Here is a link to it