Is this the real life? Or is it NBA2K22?
It seems like I’m the only one who remembers the 3D instant replays of Superbowl XXXV. At the time it was revolutionary even if the technology wasn’t quite there. But the EyeVision technology for 2001 can’t hold a candle to what the NBA is attempting with their volumetric video.
By using cameras and sensors installed around the basketball court, the computer can map the players, the court, and the ball into 3D space and allow a virtual camera to go to places on the court that were impossible to record during play. Although it has an NBA2K22 look to it, the technology is impressive.
Things I wanted in the 80s for $100 Alex
I’ve always wanted some sort of portable computing device. In the 80s it was a TRS-80 Model 100. The itch wasn’t scratched until Apple started blowing out the PowerBook 100 for $799 in ‘92.
Now that we’re well into the 21st century, I finally have a Model 100. Now to find time to do something with it.
Steve Jobs was Steve Jobs before Apple
At a recent auction, there was a job application that Steve Jobs filled out for what was believed to be a job at Atari. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be verified so the application was pulled from the auction. Steve Jobs did work at Atari, where he infamously had Steve Wozniak complete a project. Jobs later took credit for the work and paid Woz a fraction of what Atari paid for the work.
What I find hilarious about this application is what Steve wrote down for his address.