Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Pivot by Microsoft

This application initially seems pretty boring, but the organised, OCD geek in me thinks it's AMAZING. Using a meta-data and a display technology called Seadragon, Microsoft have managed to make the world-wide-web just that; a web. In the presentation, Gary Flake shows how the way we view the internet and the mass of information which it produces (The Data Deluge, according to The Economist) is actually wrong. Applications such as Pivot show that approaching the internet with traditional data management methods is completely the wrong way to handle a phenomenon which is really organic in nature. When Microsoft combine this with their touchscreen technology, Minority Report will go mainstream. If you have a PC, download and try it now!

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