>What exactly is Bob? I've often see it
mentioned, but never with any
>background to what it actually does.
It's a user interface. There was a little helper
guy, who could be a
puppy, smiley face, etc. Not >10 years yet. The metaphor was of a room.
You would click on a calendar hanging on the wall to get an appointment
book, for example.
Nice story beside:
Kaufhof (a big department store group in Germany) once delivered
a simple dektop program, using the same working room metaphor as
Bob, with all their PCs (88/286/386). Junk, but some strange guys
at SIEMENS PN (telephone systems) choosed this program as desktop
for their new service PC system. They thought this thing would
help the _proferssional_technicans_ to deal with that system ...
rotfl. Its still in use, but soon after first tests this office
thing dissapeared and only some full screen windows with simple
text/icon buttons remain ... Almost like the win 3.1 programm
manager ... strange huh ?
Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut