Thursday, June 21, 2007

the email bud





Another flash chesnut from last century. Let's see if it plays. I imagined interactive animation was the coming thing. still waiting. click around in this piece.

it doesn't scale down so well, but maybe you'll get a laugh. The email was real...titled "not good."

I get a kick out of this one. Tomorrow I'll see if I can scale the text so you can read it okay. Tonight I have agility with Molly, and sheep herding in the morning.

after agility... pumped up from running the course with a most excellent German Shepherd. Found a bitmap of the original email, gotta show you:

7 comments:

another email bud said...

This is wonderful. We want more.

Sally said...

I think interactive animation should be the coming thing. You are ahead of your time!

Katy said...

Who in hell is Erle? What is he talking about?

Sally said...

The original not good email came from nowhere- no idea who erle is/was. He must have gotten my address off my site.

other sally again said...

I'm glad you cleared that up about the email. Fun new photo of you!

linda said...

"I imagined interactive animation was the coming thing. still waiting."

This has got to be because there aren't many people who have both
- imagination
- the concentration necessary to make the interactivity work
(I like to draw and eat snacks all day while using my head for a hat rack.)

Sally said...

It's just the way the digital hive keeps evolving, I think. buzzing this way, buzzing that way.

For instance, when I got my first computer and was trying to make sense of things, Macromedia Director was the hot program. It came with a dictionary of scripting terms in their language called "Lingo". The dictionary was bigger than the biggest phone book ever.

Director allowed you to do more extravagant interaction than any other program. It was MUCH more sophisticated than Flash. It was used to create many of the cd-rom games. (now passe.)

There used to be lots of examples on the web, using the Shockwave plug-in, but you see that pretty rarely these days, and when Adobe bought Macromedia they chose not to release a new version of Director.

I never learned "Lingo" in any depth, but it used natural speech commands (nouns and verbs) rather than the strange things in Flash today, so it was probably really satisfying to use once you got used to the concepts.

And DVDs aren't interactive, aside from just menu clicks.

Some new format/software will kick all these present formats into the bushes.