Friday, October 24, 2008

1990 Review/Blog of GUIs

I found this paper in the ACM digital library. It's pretty funny if (like me) you used DOS, "Windows 3" (aka 3.1 for most intents and purposes), and the Mac. The neat part is it's very similar in style to some hypothetical in-depth review at a blog site today, but in ancient form.

Choice quote: "There are still bugs in Windows. For example, in working with Windows I managed to generate error messages like, "UNRECOVERABLE APPLICATION ERROR, terminating current application" and "This application has violated system integrity and will be terminated; close all applications, exit Windows, and reboot your computer." I even found a way to cause Windows to abort execution and return control immediately to DOS...."

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