Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I was trying to figure out what wii was, and then I got to thinking about the time I spent brain storming at Interval Research, (a Paul Allen start-up), and then I opened the file cabinet and lost several hours looking at all the notes for these elaborate games we were imagining, which didn't quite have the technology ready for them. This yak picture was in the files. I was just learning Photoshop and having much fun with it.
There were some very wild ideas in the works... I only participated in it for a couple of months. It was in 1996, and that's when I got my first pooter. One name for the project that I liked was "Refried Beam."
They had technology to track movement so you became a character on screen. But cameras still all had wires, and it never turned into anything.
EXCEPT, googling right along I found that in 1999 they did come out with a product which related to what we were working on.
but I don't think that caught on either. We were going to have them surfing in hot lava with tiki trolls and other weirdness.
Is this what wii is like now?
I see that one of the nice people associated with the deep code of the project is now "creating a new computing paradigm that replicates the structure and function of the human neocortex."