Haven’t you ever asked yourself: “What does sound look like?” . Well, here are two ways to find out: G-Force and WhiteCap are plug-ins that turn sound into color on your computer screen (Mac and PC versions are said to be available).
Fred Shapiro researched it, Wired printed it (in the December 2000 edition on page 108), and I find it an interesting tidbit: Hewlett-Packard was the first company to use the term “personal computer”, in an advertisement that appeared in the October 4, 1968, issue of Science. “The new HP-9100A personal computer (is) ready, willing and able … to relieve you of waiting to get on the big computer”. The HP-9100A was a large desktop scientific calculator weighing almost 20 kg (40 pounds).
Watch out for these guys: UIEvolution. Java stands a good chance of becoming something “big” in the mobile telephony world, and this might be one of the places where the bigness wil show up…
I must remember to publish this link on my Mac pages: InterMactivity has been doing some reengineering, so I’m told. Sorry, the site is in Dutch only.