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The Right Tempo A blog by Felipe M. G. Ceotto May 2007 Entries
Minority Report - A Step Forward Already
This is going to be a quick post... I just have to talk about this, since I've posted something related to it just a couple of days ago. Oh well... I almost didn't believe it when I read today the headlines saying that "Microsoft waves in Minority Report-style computing era". They're releasing a screen just like the one I was talking about on my last post. Well, not everything like that, just the part about the multi-touch screen, they haven't got to transparent screens yet. It's called Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:55 PM

Minority Report
It's a great movie, isn't it? It is based on a very good short story by Philip K. Dick, but we are here to talk about a particular point about the film, not the short story. Everybody probably remembers the computer with which Chief John Anderton looks at and plays with the images sent by the pre-cogs. It had two amazing features: the glass screen and an amazing interface. Think about it, a multi-touch screen built with transparent LEDs and instead of "touch" it would receive signals from multi magic ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:51 PM

Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark is a ship, a tea clipper and the last one of its type. A clipper is an old type of ship with several sails. The Cutty Sark was built in 1869 and she was being preserved and displayed in Greenwich. The access to her was closed to the public last year to restore her in a big plan that was due in 2009 only, but last Monday there was a fire and a good part of the ship was destroyed. I have visited the ship while I was living in London and she is very beautiful, giving us a glimpse of those ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:15 PM

People Should Read More
I'm not talking about books, although I do think people should read more books. I'm talking about text they see on their computer screens. I know that the interfaces today are not the best thing ever, and I know that you should get images and videos instead of text, but there's still no way to do all that in a practical manner, so we still get a lot of text in our computers and we should be used to it, but apparently we are not. I'm impressed how people just click "ok", "yes" or "next" to the messages ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2007 12:32 PM

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