i introduce some server side processing here. a keyboard listener triggers a stateful server to update the foreground from the previous post.
onmoduleload, the server generates a random 2d array of essentially wrapped strings and can produce a view compatible with the ultra-meta client. the view that gets generated depends on your position in the 2d array and the direction you are facing.
each word is a position and as the world rotates the words will always be oriented to read left to right. the rendering is fast as all i do is rewrite image urls(of likely cached images at this point) on the fly. so whether you are rotating your view or moving forward every image gets rewritten on every update.
as you hit the edge of the world i throw up blank squares. they are png's so i imagine ie6 will love this app.
the sky and horizon are shown as empty blackness for now...