SCREAM: the hakon cometh..

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 20:18:52 -0400 (EDT)

Today in HCI class, we screened some classic usability videos. The
entire class was quite amused by the SCREen-bAsed-environment-
for-navigating-voice-Messages -- which liberally used and adapted
Edvard Munch's classic protrait (including on the chest of a t-shirt
worn by a researcher running into the camera looped backwards :-)

The Norwegian telecom research authority produced a startling claim:
Munch's screamer was *female*.

No, no, actually, they produced a visual voicemail front-end that would
classify speakers by gender, age, and excitation (blue for boys,
balding men, colorful speech bubbles, etc).

I just about fell out of my seat though, when I saw it was Hakon Lie in
the demo tape -- I suspected nothing, you see.

Hakon, you simply *must* translate what one of those Norwegian voice
recordings was saying which was so amusing... :-)

And, also, my friend, please don't make acronyms in public without consulting
me first: I thought CSS was bad... :-)