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RE: [xml-dev] 2007 Predictions - losing the PC

Or since you already know XML, learn X3D then work your way down.

There is no reason to get to OpenGL unless you simply want to make the
really brilliant technical effects, but then you are up against the best
that Hollywood can offer and you'll lose.   Apple is the most closed
ecosystem this side of the Harvard Glee Club and for all the same reasons.

I am always surprised that technologists believe that technology is the only
route to success, when people remember little of what they are told and
everything that they feel.   X3D is too low level for the average HTML
hacker, and what we need are more storytellers, not more hackers.
Technology we have in abundance.  We need content that regales, seduces and
inclines us to action and kindness if we are too avoid the race to the
cultural bottom.  Or maybe that is what this generation needs so they can
start over and feel as if that accomplishes something of their own.


From: david.lyon@preisshare.net [mailto:david.lyon@preisshare.net] 


Recently I was at an open source developers conference.

I was really surprised at the number of developers with Apple  
notebooks and what they were doing with those things.

It seems that most of the important languages/things are running on  
apple now, ie *nix, perl, php, python, ruby, gcc etc....

The 3D effects of those are stunning.

Time to devote more time to learning OpenGL I think.. don't want to  
become more of a dinosaur than I already am :-)




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