(For those new to the column, Forward Migration is our term for companies moving from Wintel machines to Macs — or at least adding or increasing the number of Macs they use. A Forward Migration Kit is an overview of Mac OS products for a particular occupation, such as photography, optometry, etc.)
Cincichristian.org, a Christian resource Web site in the Greater Cincinnati area, has a new, special Web site of highlights from the Billy Graham Mission at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The site, “Everlasting Memories,” contains images, short QuickTime video clips, and 360 degree panorama images with sound.
“The purpose of this Web site is to share the enthusiasm of Dr. Graham’s visit to Cincinnati through the Internet,” Larry Klug, graphics and Web designer of the Web site, told MacCentral. “I have done many QuickTime panorama images and Web sites in the past, but this one was a real challenge. It’s like adding another dimension to Dr. Graham’s message.”
The Web site was made with Adobe GoLive 6.0. Klug used a digital camera, tripod, and special software (VR Worx and SoundSA VR) on his Power Mac G4 to create panorama images with sound. One of the panoramas is made like a “virtual world” where the user can find images, sounds, and other panoramas. The panoramas can be viewed with the
Quicktime browser plug-in.
Cincichristian.org is hosted by the
First Baptist Church of Mt. Healthy
in Cincinnati, Ohio. Both web sites serve as a resource and outreach to the Internet community. Klug is a member of a member of
AppleSiders of Cincinnati
and a system manager for
Meta Marketing, an IT Solution Selling marketing company that uses Macs to do solution selling campaigns and gather information for clients. He is also a Web manager for cincichristian.org and fbcmh.com, and Webmaster for world recording artist,
Also, MacCentral reader Les Posen has just finished writing an article (not yet posted online, but worthy of note regardless) for his professional society of psychologists about e-communities and wireless networking. He also wrote about “warchalking,” where info on open nodes for wireless are marked on the ground in chalk, in the tradition of early 20th century hobos in the Great Depression. One of the driving forces behind this movement is Matt Jones, an English Web designer, who has decided to switch to the Mac platform from Windows.
his Web site, Jones notes: “Yup — I’ve gone over … traded in my ‘orrible grey tower work PC for a shiny OS X TiBook … Omnigraffle and Perlhackin’ here I come … yeah!!!”
Finally, Mitch Krayton of
1st KIOSK, a company that make interactive kiosks and digital displays, just had an article published
in Kiosk Magazine
and their sister publication that looks at “The Mac as Kiosk.”
“For all of us who believe in the Macintosh, this is an article to show you why you should use iMac’s and eMacs as interactive displays,” he told MacCentral.
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