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Infoworld honors Project Looking Glass creator

Alan Coopersmith
Senior Principal Software Engineer

The Sun home page has an interview with Hideya Kawahara highlighting his recent selection by Infoworld as one of their "Innovators to Watch in 2005."

I got a chance to talk with Hideya quite a bit at the recent X Developer's Conference and he's actually a really nice guy, and seems almost embarrassed by all this attention over what started out as a spare time hobby-type project. I know a lot of people, including me, have wondered how 3-D will enhance the desktop, and even put down efforts to do so as just causing unnecessary complexity and confusion for users, but Hideya and the Project Looking Glass team are actually working to make this much more than just eye candy and improve usability. Hideya's also the first to admit they don't actually know exactly how this will best be used, but they're providing the framework so others can build and explore and innovate and surprise all us skeptics.

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