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Had Acorn (and it's desktop ambitions) lasted who knows what could have resulted from the ideas in that 3D demo - the spinning cube idea, now commonplace with Xgl and the like, is particularly ahead of its time. It has an uncomfortable resemblance to Microsoft Bob, though ;-)

DJackson: IMO the main reason for such 'pointless' visual effects is to present an environment which is more visually inviting, particularly for less technically-minded users. If I showed my friends an Iyonix with no textures, anti-aliasing and running System font, chances are they'd laugh and never touch a RISC OS machine again. When the effects really get pointless is where they interfere with user productivity.

 is a RISC OS Usertimephoenix on 08/10/06 09:16AM
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