Tuesday, December 12, 2006
My wife likes the quote "What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" It is a very interesting thought to ponder...
My buddy and sometimes collaborator Tony J, of Ratio Interactive, and I were chatting about a similar concept in software design. How would you want your software to work if there were no limits?
What if the screen was of unlimited size and resolution? What if all the features of the physical world could be implemented in software (weight, texture, temperature, sound, small, etc...)? What if all you had to do to create a software application was to imagine it?
However, getting away from my office and imaging software with no limits is a great exercise for me. It turns out that many things already are possible, but those of us who are software developers and software users tend to have minds that are clouded by the typical instead of clearly focussed on the desired.