Re: Open Inventor *as* VRML

Gavin Nicol (
Sat, 10 Sep 1994 00:24:10 +0500

Why is it that commercial interest in the WWW, in VRML, and in
the Internet as a whole gives me a sinking cynical feeling?

How much do the people pushing various standards have to gain? My guess
is that they stand to make a killing, and are hiding a certain amount
of greed under a veneer of serving the community. In many cases
these people are new to the community they are "helping".

As a sociologist, I find evolution in modern societies a depressing
topic indeed.

Don't take this seriously, but  since the net was opened up
to the hoards in the last couple of years, I have found myself
increasingly depressed at the dilution of the societal values
that were the backbone of the net. Like Japan, the influx of
foreign culture is destroying the values, the culture, and
probably the original society. What it is being replaced with 
in both cases is a poor substitute indeed.