Telescopic oversight

Telescopic oversight

Summary: Microsoft Research's new WorldWide Telescope, in the brief time we've had to play with the beta, looks wonderful. A real productivity-killer, in fact -- especially as I'm lucky enough to have a powerful PC and a 30in.

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Microsoft Research's new WorldWide Telescope, in the brief time we've had to play with the beta, looks wonderful. A real productivity-killer, in fact -- especially as I'm lucky enough to have a powerful PC and a 30in. screen to view it on. So it would be churlish to poke fun at a typo we found in the 'Many worlds' guided tour wouldn't it?

Ah well, here it is:

Eruopa eh? Those Amreicans could sure use a spelling lesson!

More sensible stuff on the WWT soon.

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  • Telescopic oversight

    And a grammar lesson. Who are Jupiters and why are they mooning Eruopa?
    LeeOliver
  • Telescopic oversight

    "Who are Jupiters and why are they mooning Eruopa?"

    I don't know -- but I think we should be told!
    Charles McLellan
  • Telescopic oversight

    If you want to see Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope in action, Charles and Rupert Goodwins click through the cosmos in this video look at the software: <a href="http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39418102,00.htm">http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39418102,00.htm</a>
    Karen Friar
  • Telescopic oversight

    Video looks nice but I guess I'll pass on this.
    ... Linux user for years.
    Tezzer-5cae2
  • Telescopic oversight

    Bean one of them 'Mericans, I gess I need two pleed ignorant. LOL!

    Xwindowsjunkie-e92c6