A Day made of Glass and dizmo’s story

On the 4th of July 2011 I got the following two line e-mail from Pam our long term partner and good friend from the US

Subject: Can’t wait for this

Cool stuff: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38

The link pointed to a video on Youtube that has been watched more than 20 million times since it has been published. It showed the «home and the office of the future». At that this point we had been working on dizmo (which was called «Kastellan» at the time) for more than two years already.

So I was more than happy to answer her e-mail with an equally short reply

Subject: Re: Can’t wait for this

We’ve got this, it’s a software named «Kastellan» ;-)

So despite many people suspecting we have been influenced by «A Day made of Glass», this was never the case, because at the time we got aware of it, we had a working version of the software already for more than a year. But of course we were very happy to get this kind of confirmation on what we had been working on for quite a long time.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, have a look at it now. It will give you a rather good idea of what dizmo can do for you. However, keep in mind, that while any user interaction you see on those «screens of the future» has been inserted with an impressive post-production effort, dizmo does deliver most of those things, and even some more, in reality on various hardware platforms today.

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