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Postby STrRedWolf on Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:57 am

I guess there's some influence of the TV show Earth: Final Conflict, correct? The slideout method's the same there, and the capabilities would also be similar.<P>I'm thinking of doing similar tech myself for my strip. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby STrRedWolf on Thu Jan 04, 2001 6:27 am

True. They also have digital cameras the size of small wristwatches, so it may be even more compact now.<P>But then, Bluetooth isn't quite out there in the US, and cell phones only get up to 9600 bps...<P>------------------
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Postby Tim Broderick on Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:18 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by STrRedWolf:
<B>I guess there's some influence of the TV show Earth: Final Conflict, correct? The slideout method's the same there, and the capabilities would also be similar.<P>I'm thinking of doing similar tech myself for my strip. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I did like that little gadget. But I thought it was too small, so I liked the idea of having a PDA being able to expand into a tablet.
Another thing that inspired me was the advances in electronic paper. Very cool stuff.
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Postby Megazone27 on Sat Jan 06, 2001 10:24 am

that is a great feature. I am trying to imagine how it could be done to stretch the screen larger but keep a finer resolution. that assumes that it can be used in the smaller mode. Can it?<P>------------------
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Postby Tim Broderick on Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:09 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by megazone27:
<B>that is a great feature. I am trying to imagine how it could be done to stretch the screen larger but keep a finer resolution. that assumes that it can be used in the smaller mode. Can it?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I imagine a larger screen to unroll, likely using something like the electronic paper that's in development. <P>And the computer would only display a screen size based on what mode the device is in: PDA or tablet.<P><P>------------------
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Postby STrRedWolf on Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:32 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tim Broderick:
<B> I imagine a larger screen to unroll, likely using something like the electronic paper that's in development. <P>And the computer would only display a screen size based on what mode the device is in: PDA or tablet.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>X Windows (X11R6) already allows this by letting an outside program manage windows (aka Window Managers). Several WM's such as FVWM2/95, Enlightenment, Sawfish, Afterstep, etc allow for larger virtual screens in terms of multiple desktops. Also, since XFree86 4.0.x allows for multiple monitors (like Macs first and Windows second), an implementation is... well, trivial now.<P>Slackware or RedHat, Tim? I know they're embedding Linux.
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Postby Tim Broderick on Sat Jan 27, 2001 3:57 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by STrRedWolf:
<B>Slackware or RedHat, Tim? I know they're embedding Linux.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not sure. I guess it would have to be some kind of evolving OS, able to be compatible with a number of different systems. Sort of like a puzzle piece that's able to form itself to fit in any spot, I'd like an OS that's able to seamlessly communicate to other things.<P>So, not Microsoft <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">
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Postby Funk on Fri Feb 16, 2001 7:04 am

I like this thread; it's like reading Arabic...
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