The *worst* icon

This has got to be one of the worst user interface elements I’ve ever seen:

The worst icon ever: The worst icon ever!!!

This is Eudora 3.1’s way of presenting an interface for dragging a message from one mailbox to another. It’s a tow-truck. I’m supposed to know that I click and drag the tow-truck icon from a mail message to a mailbox window, and the message will be moved… Yeah, right!

I mean, the code works, but the UI element is a bug. I would never have known what it does if I hadn’t read the manual, and though I’ve been using Eudora 3.1 on the Mac for 5(!!) years, and love it dearly, I still don’t use the damned tow truck. What does that say?

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