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TorgoX (1933)


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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday October 26, 2003
10:23 PM

Falling green letters

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Dear Log,

I was at an electronics store the other day to get a new mouse, and the screensavers on the LCD monitors were all showing screen-savers that were supposed to look like the "falling green letters" from the Matrix, from that horrible future where advanced technology is all 100%-green uppercase letters and some bits of Japanese kana. It was sad.

Incidentally, I got an optical mouse which, unlike the optical mice of old, works on any surface -- including the cat. It makes the cat hiss, though.

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  • The whole notion of using mouse on a cat will make me giggle all day.


  • It was sad.

    As it is, the representation of information in the Matrix films incorporating falling letters and kana on the screen may not be all that far from a reality as we endeavour to represent more information within a single viewpoint. We can already see the increased visualisation of information within a single viewpoint by way of overlapping and layering of application windows, virtual screens and multiple workspace viewports. The employ of a larger character set representing more advanced tokenis