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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Today's Englebartian Shake Up

This proclamation from bit-tech.net...

DirectX 10 is probably the most important revolution in games development, at least since the introduction of the programmable shader in DirectX 8.0. Because of the way that Microsoft has designed the new driver model, DirectX 10 will only be available for Windows Vista users and there will not be a version released for Windows XP. Along with DirectX 10, Windows Vista will come with DirectX 9.0Ex – this is because pre-DirectX 10 hardware will not work under the new API due to the complete overhaul.
Of course Wii disagree. Everyone expects graphics to get better on all systems, this is not just a Vista thing.

The *true* Revolution is how the Wii's remote controller changes forever the human-machine experience at $250 USD complete. You may not like gaming, you may like Sony more than Nintendo. Nevertheless, Nintendo has taken human-machine interaction in general to an entirely new *practical* level for everyone.

This is an Englebartian shake-up.

Sorry. That's just the way it is. Period. End of sentence.

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