CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5: Worst Downloads of 2008We count down the apps we wish we'd never seen last year. May 2009 be better.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. You thought we were far enough into 2009 that you'd safely escaped year end lists. I'm talking to you, Felicia Day! Well this is a zombie movie and year end tops fives are the zombies. And this list of worst downloads of 2008 is that last zombie you thought was dead, that rises up to attack you at the very end of the movie, which is my way of saying this will be the last 2008 recap we do. I promise. [ Scream ] Let's count down the top five worst downloads of 2008. At number 5, Scat. Or is it Schot? As Peter Butler, who researched this list, notes, if you're German and prefer human sized mice, our apologies. Otherwise, you don't need to learn this card game. Or rather, learn German to learn this card game, as only the menu titles are in English. Coming in at number 4, MB free Psychic Color Test. Mind reading is apparently for sissies. It's telepathic computer chip reading that really separates the psychic wheat from the psychic chaff. Psychic wheat might be cool- it would know just what kind of bread is needed. And much more useful than this download. Up to number 3, Alien Communicator. According to the description, it translates alien psychokinetic control of the random number generation capability of a pc computer into readable letters. Poppycock. That is not how we communicate with you earthlings. [ Evil laughter ] I don't really believe I'm an alien or I might need our number 2 worst download, Psychiatric Diagnosis Suite. Sounds reasonable, you say. Real psychiatric information packaged into a buggy unusable interface with one free use and $100 to keep using it afterwards. It might just drive you crazy. Before we get to number one, let's look at some good downloads, the most popular downloads on Download.com, almost all anti-virus - how depressing. Alright, let's get to our number 1, the worst download our dear friend at Download.com, Peter Butler, could find. At number one, it's Automatic Print Email. Why read your email on a nasty old computer screen when you could more easily sift through piles and piles of printed Viagra ads and money making schemes? For $50, you can live the life of a 1990's Hollywood producer and have all your emails printed out (sexy personal assistant not included). Well that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5, you can find these downloads and others totally unlike them - in other words, good - at CNET's Download.com. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time. ^M00:02:50 [ Music ]