Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Microsoft Wine Guide May 21, 2009

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Leisure

Microsoft Wine Guide

Microsoft Wine Guide (Microsoft Corp.) offers many of the same features as Wines of the World, but with much more panache. The interface and design are excellent, from the sensible progression of topics to the well-integrated video clips (more…)

 

Popular Mechanics New Buyers Guide 1995 April 28, 2009

How-To Guides

Popular Mechanics New Buyers Guide 1995

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, you can do some pre-shopping with Popular Mechanics New Buyers Guide 1995 (Books That Work). The visual design of the interface goes a step beyond the normal Windows format, which makes it pleasing to use as well as easy (more…)

 

Sporting News Multimedia Pro-Football Guide 1994-1995, The April 18, 2009

Sports

The Sporting News Multimedia Pro-Football Guide 1994-1995

The Sporting News Multimedia Pro-Football Guide 1994-1995 (Compton’s New Media) has an excellent interface, making navigation a breeze (more…)

 

Best of Breed: the American Kennel Club’s Multimedia Guide to Dogs February 27, 2009

Reference – Encyclopedias

Best of Breed: the American Kennel Club?s Multimedia Guide to Dogs

Best of Breed: the American Kennel Club?s Multimedia Guide to Dogs (Macmillan Digital USA) is jam-packed with all kinds of doggie-info concerning the 140 breeds recognized by the AKC, but it does not quite measure up to the “comprehensive interactive resource” promised by the packaging (more…)

 

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book: The Ultimate Guide to Health January 22, 2009

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Health & Anatomy

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book: The Ultimate Guide to Health

Obviously the name Mayo Clinic, attached to any health title, adds a measure of prestige and the expectation of a definitive work (more…)

 

Telemark’s Guide to Dogs January 19, 2009

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Science & Nature

Telemark’s Guide to Dogs

Telemark’s Guide to Dogs (Telemark), while not the most inventive use of multimedia, offers as much (or in some cases, probably more) than anyone could ever want to know about dogs (more…)

 

PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, Third Edition, The January 13, 2009

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Health & Anatomy

The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, Third Edition

A poor drug reference is The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, Third Edition (Medical Economics Company), which displays a stunning lack of effort at just about every level (more…)