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Electric Sheep 2.7b17a
This software owes its name to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream
of Electric Sheep. It realizes the collective dream of sleeping
computers from all over the internet.
When the screen-saver is activated, the screen goes black and an
animated 'sheep' appears. Behind the scenes, the screen-saver contacts a
server and joins the parallel computation of new sheep. Every fifteen
minutes 24/7 a new sheep is born and distributed to all clients for
display. Each sheep is an animated fractal flame.
This program is recommended only if you have a high-bandwidth, always-on
connection to the internet such as DSL or cable modem. For best results,
let it run overnight to collect a whole flock. Laptop users might have
to adjust their power settings to accomplish this.
- License: Freeware
- Author/Publisher: Scott Draves
- Release Date: September 1, 2009
- Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - Compatible with Snow Leopard