Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Microsoft Bob

15 years old today, and still as annoying as ever.

What's funny about Bob is that it was introduced back in the day when most of the technical press still treated Microsoft's announcements with some level of respect.

Of course, some of us who lived in a world of elm, vi, and rn looked on this with a mixture of horror and contempt even then. Watch, and you'll feel precisely what we felt back then.

UPDATE 29 March 2010 14:56: Another blast from the same past:

"Bill Gates Rain Man", heh.

1 comment:

genedunn said...

I have heard a vicious rumor that "Bob" was Melinda Gates' project at MS (prior to marrying the boss). I have always wondered if that was true.