ANNOUNCE- whoami: Adam T. McClure

Adam T. McClure (
Fri, 10 Jun 1994 11:05:46 -0600

Um, Wow! It looks like I'm in the right place to begin my own
exploration of current work in VR. One of the greatest dreams of my life
is to see the establishment of a "Gibsonian" Cyberspace. The grand
hallucination of millions of users interacting over an internetwork in real
time. However, I'm content to work on the leading prototype and all
current indications seem to say that this is the place it all begins.
Kudos to you all for your diverse backgrounds and experiences. I
anticipate volumes of meaningful commentary and I look forward to being a
participant of the list.

A few words about myself. I am a C++ programmer on both Macintosh
and UNIX systems at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. I am
currently engaged with the redesign (into a new C++,oo form) of a
Motif-based scientific visualization tool for satellite imagery, as well as
assisting with the final stages (Beta version) of a similar imaging tool
for the Macintosh.

I'm not aware of how many of you migrated to this list from the
FringeWare Review so I'd like to cross-post one of the most interesting
articles I've come across in a long time. In summary, wired is great, but
wireless is the next leap in the digital ev/revolution. I feel that the
crux of the matter is that even as we prepare for wired protocols and a
fiber-based carrier system for our VR worlds, it might be appropriate to
recognize that within the next 10-15 years, bandwidth will no longer
continue to be the bottleneck it is today. In that vein, as we view the
present and future capabilities of the system of standards under design, I
would like to encourage the creation of software to address our needs now,
while maintaining a focus equal to the infinite possibilities we desire for
the future of the system.

The article will be reposted under the title "INFO-The Cellular Packet".
It is long so I will split it up into 2 parts.

I hope you find it enjoyable reading and that it's relevant to this list.

When philosophy has grown beyond science, * --Adam T. McClure
it is time to create a new science. *
* Colorado Center for
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is * Astrodynamics Research
indistinguishable from magic." (Arthur C. Clarke.) *