OT: "Bad Dog!"
Today on her Wednesday Win post, our Hermione takes a trip down the memory lane of early computers. You know, DOS? (taking a pause while those of a certain age say, “WTF is DOS?”) The Microsoft Office paperclip assistant? I thought I’d piggyback on her post and add one of my favorites.
Back in the dark ages (1990s), there was a company called After Dark that made some really cool and creative screensavers. Some of them were so entertaining, you’d let your computer time out on purpose just so that you could watch them. One of the most popular ones was called “Bad Dog.”
Basically, it was just a Windows screen, but then a little black-and-white dog would scamper on and wreak all kinds of havoc. He’d dig holes, bark and howl, track dirt everywhere, jump into folders and destroy them, etc. The longer the screensaver was on, the more damage he’d do. Every once in a while, a voice off-screen would scold, “Bad dog!!” Then he’d tuck his tail and whimper for a second… and then get right back into making mischief.
After Dark is out of business, which is a shame. But you can still look at the mischievous pup in this YouTube clip.
I wonder if they ever had a “Bad Kitty” counterpart. That’s what John calls me. 🙂