Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2007-06-04 16:43
A while back we were discussing the possibility of taking UV photographs using EPROMs as image sensors (and long exposures).
Turns out someone from Micron had almost the same idea in the early 80s.
The Micron IS32 is a 64kbit dynamic RAM chip with a glass (rather than opaque) top, which you could use as a 256x256 image sensor at a fraction the cost of contemporary CCDs.
Posted by David at 2007-06-04 10:50
'it will be "ambitious, interactive and youth-friendly"'
An interactive logo?
What on earth is an interactive logo?
Is it going to have a button you can push to make it spin?
Or maybe it has a motion detector that makes it reach out and hug people when they walk by ... if they are wearing a hoodie
Perhaps it tells people's fortunes
"I sense someone associated with the colour blue, the number 7 and the countryside will win big tonight... now get me some more tipex, by face is cracking!"
It seems to have been unveiled now, and it isn't interactive any more.
It's merely, well, crap.
But, hey, it's a huge waste of taxpayers' money that just serves to make us look stupid. It symbolises the Olympics perfectly.
(The obvious way to make an interactive logo would be to turn the rings emblem -- which I do quite like -- into a sliding-rings puzzle.)
I saw the video. It looked amazingly 1980s
Hey! We can do title sequences with computers now!