Microsoft's Agent Technology is exciting and
fun. I'm sure we will see more of it in the future. (Click here to learn more about it.) If you have a
little time, I invite you to explore my first attempts at using this
technology, but first.....
Several people have asked about putting JohnZ
on their computer. As of now, he is only available as an asf file.
This means that he can only be displayed on web pages, and must be
downloaded each time from this website. A hard disk crash wiped out the
news is that I have recently found the source for a fairly recent
version of JohnZ and, when I find the time, I will convert
him to an acs file that you can use on your desktop! The question now is -- "When will I find the time?" Bob 11/3/02
Before you continue.... Please take the time to read this page!
To view the "John Z" character for Microsoft® Agent
2.0, you will need
Windows® 9x, Me, 2000, XP or NT 4.0 with Microsoft Agent
If you don't have Microsoft Agent 2.0, you may either
and return here when it is installed, or I can try to install it
automatically for you. You will need to download and install
the "core components" (400 K). Be sure you install the L&H
Tru-Voice text-to-speech engine (1 MB) also so you can hear him speak.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater.
You can download Internet Explorer from Microsoft by following this link.
(I'm sorry Netscape fans, Microsoft Agent requires Internet