Greatest GUI Gaffes

What are your least favorite user interfaces? What "helpful" features end up driving you up a tree?

In GUI Gaffes, "winners" include Microsoft's Clippie ("it gets in your face," says Don Norman with Nielsen Norman Group) and the Apple Newton's primitive handwriting recognition. Any others?

(As for UI in general, we'd vote for "press 1 for...." automated customer service...)

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