Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

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

Create Your Own Adventure With Curious George April 26, 2009

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Storybook

Create Your Own Adventure With Curious George

Create Your Own Adventure With Curious George (Houghton Mifflin Interactive ages 3-6) is a big disappointment, especially since the demo we saw at last year’s E3 looked so promising (more…)

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own February 27, 2009

1995 iN!-Ovation Award

Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own

If you liked the Music Studio in Nickelodeon Director’s Lab, you should be very happy fooling around with Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Own (Compton’s NewMedia) (more…)

 

Repacking Your Bags January 13, 2009

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Personal Management Tools

Repacking Your Bags

At the opposite extreme we find Repacking Your Bags (Wilson Learning), a paean to the brand of philosophy practiced on California bumper stickers. This extended book advertisement, which poses as a personal growth learning program, provides talking heads in front of a soothing campfire discussing dilemmas such as career, place, and purpose (more…)

 

Inc. Magazine: How to Start Your Own Business

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How-To Guides

Inc. Magazine: How to Start Your Own Business

Inc. Magazine: How to Start Your Own Business (Zelos) has a busy interface. It’s not disorganized, although it does attempt to do a lot at one time (more…)

 

Take Your Best Shot December 24, 2008

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Personal Management Tools

Take Your Best Shot

After examining your inner child long enough you might need to work off some steam, which is the idea behind Take Your Best Shot (7th Level), an interactive collection of Bill Plympton’s drawings and animations (more…)

 

Create Your Own Dream Job November 6, 2008

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Personal Management Tools

Create Your Own Dream Job

Slightly more helpful is Create Your Own Dream Job, although the title is something of a misnomer. The disc is more about finding the right job for you than creating something out of thin air (more…)

 

Better Homes & Gardens: Planning Your Home October 28, 2008

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How-To Guides

Better Homes & Gardens: Planning Your Home

Better Homes & Gardens: Planning Your Home is a CD-ROM aimed at those still in the early stages of researching custom-built homes. The disc offers a veritable smorgasbord of home plans, “virtual walk-throughs,” and design tools, along with a smattering of advice about home financing and working with builders (more…)