Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Tue 20th Dec 2011 10:43 UTC
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

...claiming that using a finger is somehow substantially different from using a stylus - ignoring the fact that I could use my PDAs without a stylus almost effortlessly.


announcement of ultra-biased article... ;)

...yes, multitouch is same as using stylus.


Tom, do you have anything smarter to do in life?

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by Calipso on Wed 21st Dec 2011 03:01 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

I frankly still dont understand the obsssion with multi touch

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by daedalus on Wed 21st Dec 2011 10:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

After using multitouch for a while on a Mac, it feels very clunky and slow to me when I go back to a single touch trackpad. It's probably less of an issue on phones as the single touch isn't required for the mouse, but even simply for zooming in and out it's very intuitive and makes zooming on a single-touch device feel cumbersome.

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