How does the back of a window look like?


With the new Vista Carousel control we discover that Windows are not tied to a 2D plane, but they can happily spin around in 3D space. Probably thanks to a really bad digestion, yesterday I found myself wondering how the back of a window [should] look like: if you rotate it more than 180 degrees (or PI radians, depending on personal beliefs [:)]) around the Y axis, what do you expect to see? A pattern like the back of a playing card? The mirrored image of the front? Circuits? White noise? Some visuals a’ la Matrix? A hole in the space-time continuum? Stickers of all the places where the app ran in the past? The signatures of all the SDEs and SDETs who worked on that particular window? A view of yourself as seen from behind the monitor? A Plasma fractal with the Chrome palette, a’ la Fractint? Maybe I should ask to my Vista Evangelists colleagues… or I should ask you! If you have ideas, send me images through the email function of the blog… I’ll publish in a dedicated post the most suggestive [:-)]


P.S.: I know, I know, that’s not very server side of me… but when I have those fantasies, you know I have to free them in the wild or they keep haunting me until I do so [:)]


Comments (3)

  1. wpSlider says:

    Absolutely useless post but it really makes you stop & think. If this actually became a feature then I’d say this is one of the things that should be optional. Matrix style would be cool!

  2. Hehe, I’m happy you got EXACTLY the spirit of the post [:)]