DETROIT–You’re sitting in a normal-looking room at the Farmington Hills, MI, headquarters of Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) near Detroit when suddenly the rear end of a life-size ’56 Chevy leaps out five feet from the wall in front of you and spins in mid-air on a gossamer turntable. Welcome to the world of visual area networking, the newest way to present complex designs and computer models to large groups of people. For a few years now, auto makers have been using this kind of big-screen ...
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