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Old 08-11-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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Project Looking Glass...

E-Week just had an update on PLG recently (found at,1759,1631949,00.asp ) but the question remains the same:

Companies won't migrate to something like this unless there's a reason, so how is this more productive than current 2d environments? I'm all game for eye-candy and fanciness, but honestly, are there truely advantages to having a 3d environment for things like spreadsheets, documents, etc?

Has anyone tried this out yet? If so, what are your impressions on it?
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I've tried out the first beta release some time ago, it was pretty crappy back then. It couldn't really run any apps other than the included demo apps.
I don't think this is really ment as a production environment, more like a showcasing what can be done with such technologies.
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Yeah - this has been out for quite some time. The point is not that it should be used, but it showcases (as djbanaan says) what can be done.

I have tried it (on a Sun stand at an expo) and while it's nice and makes you go "wooo" a bit, I would never see it as being in anyway useful.

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