Worst of Bytes
The Microsoft Network
Aiming to topple America Online, Microsoft poured money into its own online service's inexcusably lame entertainment features, such as a clunky comedy area and a women's e-zine unfortunately dubbed Underwire. Judging by AOL's vapid new Entertainment Asylum area, however, maybe the online giant is vulnerable after all.
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield
D'oh! This shoddy CD-ROM, which offers a cursory, unfunny tour through the cartoon environs of Homer and family, is a flagrant injustice to one of the best shows on television.