By Andrew Liszewski
These days the technology used in CRTs and LCDs has made the once popular screensaver obsolete. In fact I haven’t used one in years, opting to simply set my monitor to turn off when I’m away from the computer.
Being a huge fan of flying though I’ve been using the Holding Pattern screensaver for the past few weeks, and I have to say it looks amazing. The creators have taken stills from the interiors of various commercial airliners, and using some clever animation and parallax tricks have recreated the appearance of moving scenery outside the plane. The effect of looking out the window of a plane flying at 30,000 feet is very convincing. Best of all the Holding Pattern screensaver is a free download.