Damn Screen Saver I've Ever Seen!
September 2nd, 2001
Sit Back and Relax...
Jim Sachs, an accomplished computer
graphics expert has produced a wonderful most realistic screen
saver of a aquarium I've ever seen.
For years I've advised clients
and friends to steer well clear of screen savers. My main complaint
was the deceptive allure screen savers invoke in users minds.
People really think they make their screen last longer or prevent
burn-in on your monitor. Burn-in is a process were in the old
computer days if you left your monitor on too long the test would
etch itself onto the screen making it hard to see over time.
In those days and till now the only screen saver I recommended
was the screen saver button on the front of your monitor... otherwise
known as the power button. It has worked for me and my clients
for years and the cost was acceptable to anyone.
Enter the Marine Aquarium...
You have to download the demo to believe
this. Before you test it out though, there something you should
know. This wonderful visual experience can only be run on computers
with 3D video cards. Chances are if your computer was purchased
1998 or later it should run. Most PCs have 3D video cards standard
these days. Even laptops.
If you decide to get the Deluxe
version like I did, you'll enjoy extras like more fish, a moving
starfish, and soon for download, Jim promises extra backgrounds
and other cool stuff for you to interact with to totally customize
your personal aquarium.
Out of all the computer crap
that comes down the daily channels, I give Jim's creation