Monday, June 8, 2009

Microsoft Natal Project

When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.”

The weather has been a bit blustery this week at the summer snowbird headquarters in Herriman so more than the usual amount of time has been spent sitting in front of the computer.

Pediatricians, for at least 30 years that I know of, have been worrying (and warning) about the "boob-tube" syndrome occurring in anyone who spends more than a few hours a week in front of the tube. Certainly there currently is an epidemic of obesity in children.

Some of that may change, at least a bit, with a new development from Microsoft: Project "Natal." Competitively, this is the MS "one-upsmanship" to the "Wii" game platform. Technologically, it could prove to be one of the rare "quantum leaps" in our culture. The computer equivalent to what George Lucas did to the movie industry by the release of "Star Wars."

This video takes a bit of time to download, so be patient. It is worth the wait to be able to see it in "High Quality." There is another video describing one of the first to be available applications for X-Box "Natal"; but, that will be saved for a future post.

Anything to get them little arms and legs up and a-movin'.


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