Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "I was prepared to write that the Windows 8 interface was forcing unnecessary touchscreen controls on people who wouldn't appreciate them, particularly if they were simply grafted onto a traditional laptop. But the more I've used Windows 8, despite its faults, the more I've become convinced that touchscreens are the future - even vertical ones." I can see his point. I, too, have often felt the desire to touch regular and laptop displays, especially when doing things like photo and video.
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Personal experience
by Lion on Sat 1st Dec 2012 11:10 UTC
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I had my surface RT for only 3 days before I caught myself prodding the screen on my (non-touchscreen) laptop.
There's some weird thing in my mind where if I see the new flat/coloured buttons I instinctively want to tap them with a finger.
I also bought a Logitech T650 touchpad to use with my home PC, but for some reason; while I automatically handle mouse or direct-touch fine. Indirect touch for windows gestures just doesn't come naturally at all.

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