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[2]: Comment by Yehppael
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Yehppael"
zima
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I thought, the keyboard has letters arranged to slow down typing on old mechanical typewriters to avoid proficient typists jamming the things when the arms collided if you typed too fast.

That's largely a myth (by the time QWERTY took its ~final form, started getting popular, there were no technical reasons... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY#Contemporary_alternatives ), promulgated by the proponents of some alternatives (while http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard#Controversy )

Plus, QWERTY/Z was used internationally in old mechanical typewriters, in many different languages - you'd think it would make a difference, jam easily in some languages; but it didn't do that.

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