Self demos

Jecel Mattos de Assumpcao Jr. jecel at
Wed Apr 5 22:32:15 UTC 1995

On Tue, 4 Apr 1995 15:31:48 +0800, Randall.Smith at Eng.Sun.COM (Randy Smith) wrote:
> > [ suggestion to let people try Self over the net deleted ]
> Actually, we are thinking of establishing a machine outside pf Sun's
> firewall. Because you could share screens, and travel around on the
> infinite Self plain, Self would instantly be a "graphical MUD." Or "MOO," in
> fact. It would be interesting to see the performace of X over the raw
> internet.  I hear it is terrible, but I have not personally observed
> it.

Great idea! That way novices can meet with experts and have them help
go over any bumps!

When I got Self 4.0alpha installed, it was in the middle of the
holidays and I wouldn't be able to go to the university for several
days. So I simply called term and txconn and tried it out over a
noisy 1200 bps line! It would take about 8 minutes to update the
screen after each click on the radar view's buttons. I would
have been *much* better at 9600.

Within the US, I imagine most people have much faster connections.

-- Jecel

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