ITT VIS is hosting a [webinar about the IDL 8.0 function graphics system](https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=6pmbddaf4u1r) next Wednesday September 8, 2010 at various times (11 am Singapore time, 2 pm London time, or 2 pm New York time). I plan on attending to learn more about this system. Not sure if this will really replace direct graphics for me, but I plan to use it for quick stuff.