May 16, 2002
Link of the Moment
Ranjit was one of the central collaborators on FLUID, a really interesting interactive toy/game/morality fable. You can see a picture of their hardware setup at NEWSgrist. Ideally, FLUID is interacted with using a touch sensitive screen, but it's still cool and kinetic with a mouse (and full size mode looks pretty amazing on that new monitor that I won't shut up about).
Quote of the Moment
"A good way to judge the distance to a star would be to keep watching it until you see it explode, and then count the seconds till you hear the bang."
--Edwin Evans via Kim on alt.fan.cecil-adams
News of the Moment
So, the Segway had it's first reported accident..."The officer, whose name was not released, injured his knee going up a driveway onto the sidewalk". I dunno, it's seem weird to read that, because there's been so much play about how stable these things are...it's kind of like the Titanic..."God himself couldn't trip that scooter!"