Interview with the father of DirectX

Posted on Monday, Apr 02 2007 @ 11:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ShackNews had an interview with Alex St John. This man is seen as one of the main forces behind the development of the first DirectX API.
Shack: Tell us a bit about yourself, and why you thought PC gaming should move from DOS to Windows.

Alex St John: I used to work for Microsoft several years ago, and I was originally hired to handle their publishing and printing architecture. I worked with Windows 95 and got into multimedia, and they were having some difficulty in this department. Microsoft thought playing videos was the most exciting thing you could do with Windows. I was in the strategy group that said you guys are out of your mind, that is the dumbest thing ever and Apple will kick your butts and they deserve to. Gaming is what people want to use their PCs for. If you really want to have Windows be the dominant operating system it should be built around games.
Read on at ShackNews.


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