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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RE[3]: This just sucks...
by ricegf on Sat 1st Dec 2012 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This just sucks..."
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That's what astounded me in using my iPad at work. It was literally years before someone mentioned that if I drag 4 fingers (not 3, not 5) up from the bottom of the screen, I'd find a row of recently launched icons.

I was supposed to discover that... how?

We've gone from command lines that required a manual, to GUIs that were entirely discoverable (even the keyboard shortcuts were clearly listed in the menus), back to magic gestures that require a manual. The Dummies book publishers must be ecstatic!

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