Posted 04/27/2013 18:00:00

For any youngsters that may be in the audience, Microsoft Bob was a user interface released for Windows in 1995, shortly before the release of Windows 95. Rather than representing programs using icons as in other versions of Windows, the interface was a picture of a house in which, for example, you could access the Calendar application by clicking on a calendar on the wall. It was criticized for being overly simplistic and is considered to be a complete failure. But, hey, if it weren't for Bob, the MS Comic Sans font wouldn't have been created, and the CERN announcement of the Higgs Boson wouldn't have been able to use Comic Sans. That gives me an idea for a time travel storyline. :)