[X3D-Public] Web3D X3D Progress, Prospects slideset from Web3D/SIGGRAPH conferences

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Fri Aug 6 10:44:00 PDT 2010

On 8/4/2010 12:54 PM, Joe D Williams wrote:
>  > I don't know if you get much thanks, but, well. Thank you.
>  >
> Hey Don,
> Thanks for All.

you guys and everyone are great to work with, i get a lot out of it too.
You're Welcome!

>  > > Personally, I found the pages announcing the closing of shared VR
>  > > spaces to be quite informative;
> One thing to note, is that really, all those abandoned
> formats/encodings probably had all the stuff to transcode into X3D, if
> the inevitable somewhat human-readable underlying user code were
> exposed to a simple text edtor.

yes it is very curious why so many companies keep diving off the cliff
when they might partner with the many great participants and companies
who give and get tremendous value from X3D.  it is certainly stable,
and far more valuable than any of us could do by ourselves.  you're
right Joe to point out that they could do it if they wanted to.

perhaps some brilliant business investors outside of our hardworking
companies will one day realize there are other 3D business models than
perhaps actual long-term success through growth of a stable 3D market
ecology as part of the World Wide Web might make good business sense!

in the meantime our university team doesn't have to wait.  our  simple
business model of writing proposals and doing good work that doesn't
get thrown out every two years is keeping us steadily busy and engaged.
i guess if survival counts, we're reasonably successful too.  :)

looking forward to continued further progress together, aloha.

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br      brutzman at nps.edu
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