Re: Visual navigation possibilities with GopherVR for Macintosh and

Mark Sanderson <sanderso@dcs.gla.ac.uk> Tue, 04 April 1995 16:30 UTC

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I just downloaded the alpha mac release of TurboGopher VR and the whole
thing smacks of doing something because you can, and not because it's good.


I quickly gave up using the "3D Browser" finding the "1D list" of items to
be *much* easier and faster to use.

The items aren't layed out in 3D, they are placed on a flat plain and the
"VR" view of them is 3D.

Personally I will need quite a bit of pursuading to believe that looking at
information layed out on this plain is in some way better than for example
using the new 2D lay-out facilities that tables in WWW provide.


I'm sure there are a few specialised situations that will require a browser
of this kind, but as a general way of browsing information, I don't think
this is it.


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