[extropy-chat] "Cool computer program"

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 19:44:22 UTC 2006

On 10/19/06, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> It is amazing the things that have been around a long time but
> resurface at last in front of more people and in commercial apps.  I
> first saw equivalent physics programs back in the 80s and saw
> equivalent graphics interpretation albeit not on a touchscreen over a
> decade ago.  Touch screen stuff was also around in the 80s.

Yeah, I remember GO were one of the first outfits to do this sort of thing
commercially, though it didn't take off back then. It seems to go like this
a lot of the time: the first couple of attempts at an idea don't go anywhere
because while the technology exists, it's still too expensive, clunky,
unreliable; then it passes a certain threshold level and all of a sudden the
next attempt succeeds big time.
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