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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by tanishaj on Sun 27th May 2012 14:51 UTC
tanishaj
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I would rather remember that I was on page 125 of 500 than I was 25% of the way through a scroll. Computers can remember my position but they can also forget them.

Really though, why one or the other? A simple checkbox preference should be able to move from one experience to the other. It is just presentation after all. It is not like there is physical media to tie you down.

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