Bill Gates and GM

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on, because at a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated:’If General Motors had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that gave 1,000 miles to the gallon.’ In response to Bill ‘ s comments, General Motors (GM) issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics: For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash… twice a day. Every time they re-painted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, … Continue reading

Highest definition picture ever taken of Cape Town – how we did it.

Virtual Africa presents: The highest definition picture ever taken of Cape Town. It might not look like much on first glance, but try the following and be ready to be blown away: click on the full screen button (bottom right) and then ZOOM !! Visit Virtual Tours South Africa to read more about how they have done this. Bookmark It Hide Sites

the HYPE framework

The HYPE framework is a collaborative visual framework developed in FDT and AS3 by Branden Hall and Joshua Davis. For the Flash junkies makes life so much easier when dealing with action script. HYPE is a creative coding framework built on top of ActionScript 3. A major goal of HYPE is to allow newcomers to Flash and ActionScript to creatively play and express themselves while they are learning how to program. To get started, the user needs only the most basic knowledge of programming – variables, conditionals, loops, and functions, for example. As the user learns more about programming they can extend HYPE and thus grow their skills, while at the same time inspiring the next generation. Now, that’s not to say HYPE is just for people who are new to programming. Instead, HYPE is for anyone, regardless of skill, who wants to play with code. Fundamentally, the point of … Continue reading