Clippy and other UI Legacies
Many thanks to Karger for linking us the Matrix on Windows XP video. Now while this is only a parody, I can’t help but think of another hopeless movie UI, namely that of the “UNIX System” seen in Jurassic Park. When animation is combined with some amount of modality, users must wait for the animation to complete before they can make it go away or proceed with the task at hand, giving the raptors more time to break in. Only lucky no one was hurt in this case.
- Eirik Bakke