In the Good Old Days
, implemented as an actual feature
of games and other entertainment software. The Boss Screen would be activated with a single keystroke
to display an authoritative-looking diagnostic
utility or error message
Games would allow you to quickly (for a 80206 processor) switch between blasting aliens and the Boss Screen, so save your hide while you goof off at work. Today, wrok is hidden by minimizing browsers and leaving 'legitimate' work visible.