Tactile Media

Wii Couldn't Help it...

So Lullabot just bragged on Drupal, rightfully so. I was thinking, "Well of course, they can handle 20k comments in 24hrs... Drupal is scalable!" Still, it's nice to see that in action.

DrupalWii

Of course, as my family and I finally broke down and got a Wii this summer, the first video gaming experience my wife has finally admitted to liking, I had to go and enter the contest for a Wii Fit.

Of particular interest to me, although admittedly off on a tangent for this example, is that I've just finished writing the last chapter to Drupal Multimedia (available in September!), where I pontificate a bit about the future of multimedia handling in Drupal. And I just had to bring the Wii into the fray.

I believe that just around the corner, we'll see tactile media become of interest to the Web. And of course, once something's available for the Web, there will quickly be a dozen related modules making use of it for DrupalWii. Second Life is already showing the way to 3D navigation; once we have touch, for which the Wii is an early adopter with its control stick "rumbling", we'll be on the fast track to virtual reality on the web.

I already now have an excuse to do some occasional QA on the Wii, or Second Life for that matter, even without that, since they both use the Opera browser...

And sorry about the pun, wii couldn't help it... ;)

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