Project 1b asked the class to make nominations for best and worst computer interfaces (there just had to be a computer involved somewhere).

Here are the choices for best interface:

Adobe Photoshop 5.0
Aggie Bucks
Borland C++ Builder
CD FM/AM stereo system
Corel's WordPerfect 8
Digital Dashboard display on truck
Infiniti 3d graphics package
Intuit Turbo Tax 1998 (Windows NT)
Litestep
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows/Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 7.0
Microsoft Word 97
Microsoft Word 97
My Yahoo
Netscape
Netscape Communicator
Netscape Mail
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Professional 4.0
Sharp Carousel Microwave
Visual SlickEdit
WinZip 6.3
Winamp for Windows 95/98/NT
Word 97

Here are the choices for worst interface:

Adobe Photoshop 5.0
America Online
Bonfire
Doc Ozone's Web page (www.ozones.com)
Dumb terminals
Forte's Agent news reader (Windows)
Laptop pointing devices (touchpad and keyboard stick)
Library of Software Masters
Lotus WordPro 95
MathCAD Plus 6.0
Microsoft Access
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Windows (all versions)
Online Centro
SPEX DM1B (spectrometer control computer)
Student Registration Interface (telephone)
Texas A&M Booking System
Unix
Unix
Unix
VCR (circa 1988)
Vi
Vi
Vi
Vi
WebGenie's CGI*StarPro (Windows 95/NT)
Windows NT 4.0
csh shell for FreeBSD
custom telemarketing interface
emacs

Richard Furuta
February 24, 1999