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SXSW: Sights From Tech's Big Idea Party

The South by Southwest conference rolls serious ideas and innovations into a party package. Take a peek at the flavor of this eclectic Austin confab.
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3/20/2012 | 12:47:41 PM
re: SXSW: Sights From Tech's Big Idea Party
As with too many of the new kids, they have it bass-ackwords. Games are prep for real life. What they are really seeing is the application of real life to software. This is happening because we are hitting a point in computing power where the machine needs to conform to the user, where the computers to this point have been comparatively under powered so we had to adapt to them. Not really rocket science, but I'm glad that the nerds are seeing this.
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