You know when you're watching a movie and someone on-screen says, "Time to use internet!", and then they get on a computer and it looks nothing like any operating system or browser that ever existed, and then a red screen that says "GAME OVER!!!" pops up for some reason, and you're left with no alternative but to turn to your friend who also has used a computer before and say, "What the fuck was all that?"
Well, Mark Coleran is one of the guys who makes and controls all that nonsensical interface, and NPR has a brief interview with him. In it, Coleran explains that the primarily role of his job is to tell the on-screen story in 2 seconds, which I suppose does excuse some of the ridiculous "access denied" screens that have shown up over the years, but at the same time... wait a second... I think I'm being hacked by a trojan wyrm. Got to shut down my Unix kernel code before--