Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th May 2012 21:32 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Touchscreens, zoomable maps, page swiping, and more, all integrated into one Eames-chair-equipped media room." MIT, late '70s, and noted by Andy Hertzfeld as a direct influence for the original Macintosh. Fantastic story by The Verge. Favourite part: even back then, there was concern among the scientists that the touch screen page flipping animation was frivolous.
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Cool Article...
by macUser on Thu 24th May 2012 21:55 UTC
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Your favorite part: "even back then, there was concern among the scientists that the touch screen page flipping animation was frivolous.'

And their conclusion: "He goes on to say continuous scrolling doesn't give readers a good sense of reading progress, and page-flipping provides effective, direct feedback."

I don't do eBooks, so I guess I can't comment further, but I have a feeling there are as many people that love page flipping as hate it.

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