"Virtual" does not mean, as many think, three-dimensional. It is the opposite of *real*.
Virtuality therefore means the *apparent structure of things*
Engineers generally deal with constructing reality. Movie-makers and software designers deal with constructing virtuality.
Software is a branch of movies.
Movies enact events on a screen that affect the heart and mind of a viewer. Software enacts events on a screen which affect the heart and mind of a user, AND INTERACT.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Software is a branch of movies
A post by HXA about the ideology of software engineering prompted me to re-read an old Ted Nelson essay. Some choice quotes:
Posted by Manuel Simoni at 15:02