phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue Aug 7 08:09:59 CDT 2007
Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> BTW, CFS was released and improved as CFS2 (which I can't find, but would
> love a copy) and CFS3 (I was able to buy CFS and CFS3 in a discount bin).
> CFS4 was developed and canceled before release probably because of 9/11.
> FS9 (aka FS 2004) was modified because of it, but I think FS8 (aka
> FS 2002) was already out, or close enough not to.
My recollection is that they modified it to not allow you to fly into
buildings or something, right? Which, IMHO, is completely stupid for
anything you can actually train people to fly on. It's as though your
school's Driver's Ed class used simulators that automatically stopped at
red lights and stop signs. Would YOU want to teach a sixteen-year-old
to drive a virtual car that automatically stopped at all red lights and
stop signs, then, once they'd gotten good and used to it, turn them
loose in a real one that *didn't*?
Things like this sometimes make me think our society is doomed. We're
far too fond of pretending that if we just stick our heads in the sand
and pretend a problem or a danger doesn't exist, it'll politely go away.
Phil Stracchino CDK#2
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