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We're gonna hack the gibson, man!

http://tactile3d.com/

Practical? I'll have to wait and see.

Uber-cool and make visitors think you're the love child of Crash Override and Acid Burn? Absolutely!

Philo

Philo
Friday, November 07, 2003

Can't download. Can't comment

Tapiwa
Friday, November 07, 2003

Anyone who complains about the FC website wants to kop a load of that. Jezusfuckingchrist.


Friday, November 07, 2003

At last Tetris for the Office environment...

Simon Lucy
Friday, November 07, 2003

How can I download it?


Friday, November 07, 2003

Apparently you can't, yet. Could be vaporware. Definitely a massive drain on CPU and resources.

But it sure *looks* cool.

Philo

Philo
Friday, November 07, 2003

Hmm.  I'm not sure I remember the last time I thought to myself, "I wish I had better *sound effects* in my file manager."

Kevin
Friday, November 07, 2003

>Definitely a massive drain on CPU and resources.<

Not if you've got a 3d accellerator card. I suspect it could run at close to 0% CPU and minimal resources with a modern card, even with lots of fancy-schmancy eye candy.

And, it becomes more interesting when Longhorn's Direct3D desktop becomes the norm...

Tim Sullivan
Friday, November 07, 2003

3d interfaces are not exactly new.  If you do want to give them a try there's several at http://www.nooface.org/  for example.

I've never fancied them myself - but then I run DesktopX with a theme called "Bluegrid"  ( http://www.wincustomize.com/window.asp?Cmd=PREVIEW&source=http://skins.stardock.com/BoXXi/dx/bluegridSS.jpg ) which isn't exactly shy and retiring.

...a cynic writes
Friday, November 07, 2003

I thought... No, that can't be a reference to William Gibson, but I guess it was. When can we plug in & move around and feel and smell and taste this fully 3d environment?

Or as a certain virtual someone is known to say "Woah."

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, November 07, 2003

It's an indirect reference to him, via "Hackers"

Philo

Philo
Friday, November 07, 2003

who is william gibson

obgy10
Friday, November 07, 2003

>> who is william gibson

http://www.bestwebbuys.com/books/compare/isbn/0441007465

RocketJeff
Friday, November 07, 2003

William Gibson, the Father of Cyberpunk.

Apparently he's recently given up the typewriter (or at least finally gotten a computer) and even maintains a weblog. http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/index.asp

Some of Amazon.com's review of Neuromancer:

"Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace--and science fiction has never been the same."

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, November 10, 2003

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