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: Comment by ins0mniac
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by ins0mniac"
zima
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The article is rather biased. [...] how did keyboard shortcuts become hard to remember things?
I use a computer everyday, for most of the time that I am awake

Geeks are atypical. Generally, people are very bad at gauging such stuff by themselves (for example http://plan9.bell-labs.com/wiki/plan9/Mouse_vs._keyboard/index.html or how some people swore by trackpoints - but actual research shows them to be inferior to touchpads: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick#Comparison_with_touchpa... & http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=18522893 ).

And the news is not talking about large screens far away, but specifically laptops.

Edited 2012-12-07 21:31 UTC

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