Keeping up With the Joneses


The 'Doves' screen saver presents a street-level view of a big city apartment -- a view which regularly updates itself according to the time. So in the morning, garbage cans are out front and birds are chirping. At night, the sky gets dark, sirens and trains wail and whistle, and TV lights flicker behind the curtains. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes there's a delivery truck out front. The changes are subtle, but over time, you get attached to this other world within your computer. Kind of like Jimmy Stewart in 'Rear Window,' but without the violence. - Curt Cloninger