Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire PPI, a recognized leader in research, development and production of large-scale, multi-touch display solutions." Yes, Jeff Han is now a Microsoft employee. This demo still amazes me - from 2006. Before the iPhone. Before Android. Before the iPad. Remember that the next time you wind up in a discussion about who supposedly invented what.
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RE[7]: I built one too!
by Alfman on Wed 11th Jul 2012 16:35 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I built one too!"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Laurence,

Thank you for clarifying, however I already know what your talking about. Please quit being so patronising and insisting that I am the one missing the point. I am the OP of the thread, we're covering a variety of approaches for DIY tracking - you're obviously welcome to criticise whatever you like and better yet come up with your own ideas.

Edit: Maybe I'm being too abrasive, but I don't like being spoken down to and it feels like that's what you are doing.

Edited 2012-07-11 16:52 UTC

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RE[8]: I built one too!
by Laurence on Wed 11th Jul 2012 22:20 in reply to "RE[7]: I built one too!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Laurence,

Thank you for clarifying, however I already know what your talking about. Please quit being so patronising and insisting that I am the one missing the point. I am the OP of the thread, we're covering a variety of approaches for DIY tracking - you're obviously welcome to criticise whatever you like and better yet come up with your own ideas.

Edit: Maybe I'm being too abrasive, but I don't like being spoken down to and it feels like that's what you are doing.

You may have been the OP of this thread, but you were not the guy i was responding too. Thus whatever context you opened with was irrelevant.

As I said before, it's not the criticise from you that I objected about (I welcome such comments), it's the fact that you were completely missing the points I was making (as we've now established).

As I said before your ideas are interesting, they're just not related to anything I had posted.

Anyhow, we're not straying right off topic now so I'm going to shut up ;)

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RE[9]: I built one too!
by Alfman on Wed 11th Jul 2012 23:40 in reply to "RE[8]: I built one too!"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Laurence,

It's probably better for me to ignore this, but human nature...

My source of frustration here is continued accusations of "missing the point" and being "irrelevant" based on a faulty understanding of what I meant. My response to your claim that a microphone wouldn't work may not have been what you were expecting, and you can fault me for not having expressed myself very clearly, and even for changing the goal by adding an emitter to the mix. But that's truly the first thing that popped into my head when considering the problem of low amplitude tapping in that project. To say I'm missing the point over and over again is totally uncalled for.

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