Linked by David Adams on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:14 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Microsoft has joined the wave of companies betting that 3-D is the next big thing for computing. At a recent talk at MIT, chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie said he sees the technology as an innovation that "will get people out of treating a computer as a tool" and into treating the device as a natural extension of how they interact with the world around them. Microsoft plans to introduce consumers to the change through its gaming products, but Mundie outlined a vision that would eventually have people shopping and searching in 3-D as well.
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by dnebdal on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:15 UTC
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This sounds remarkably like the VRML period, when people thought what web pages needed was 3D navigation. (In short, the answer was "no, what people want is an efficient and fast overview").

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