I still stick to a desktop tower PC. I'm still doing some designing and revising of my new tower as it is going to be a superfluously complicated beast. I will eventually have a tablet PC, most likely a Surface Pro 2 or a Nokia Pro tablet if that happens, or maybe an ASUS tablet PC. I want my devices to have one interaction input at least, along with speech, and maybe motion gesture.
Amazing how what one person wants, evolves into a belief that it's what everyone wants.
Coke and his touch pc's just crack me up. No one buying them, unless the dam thing sits in your lap it is just not practical.
And if that is not enough Samsung is about to jump right over touch and release new tech with eye gestures. Now that I can see using on a PC, but touch, please that's for the grocery store checkout or kids to play with.
@cokerobot - reading through your various threads -- it's almost impossible to really follow what you are trying to say -- you seem to change your position more than a young baby needs to have its diapers changed.
Do you really imagine that a Touch screen can be used instead of a mouse -- Well I'd like to see you edit a whole slew of documents where you need to cut and paste a whole load of text / other objects WITHOUT USING A MOUSE.
Whatever the age of the technology a mouse is still the most efficient way of managing some objects.
I have no doubt there will be all sorts of other hardware around by 2020 but until someone can provide an alternative to a mouse it's not going away any time soon.
Some penlike devices could partially take the place of a mouse but for dealing with chunks of text etc even these aren't as good as the humble "rodent".
Actually, I've already done that to test out touch capabilities, but it was on an older two point touch screen. Worked totally fine, really goes to show how well the Ribbon was designed, not only for the mouse, but ideal for touch.
Coke seems to suffer from a pathological hatred of the mouse and the start menu.
I don't know if there is any treatment available for that.
You have to feel sorry for him.
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Back in 1987 I went out and bought a Mac Plus computer which came with the mouse. Now prior to having a computer without a mouse you had to now all the keyboard short cuts. After about a week of using the mouse I knew that going backward to keyboard short cuts would never happen. When people came by to visit they would see me working with the mouse and laugh, and of course I would look at them and say something truly profound like the mouse will be the way of the future in computing, and of course they would laugh.
Fast forward to today, and the mouse is the only true way to work within the computing environment. Touch is nice, albeit you cannot work with CAD programs, drawing programs (Canvas 14, Illustrator, etc.), or any program which requires a really fine touch. I mean can you see Thomas Kindaid, or Lee Bogle (uses air brush to do his beautiful water colors) using touch to do their work.
Touch is nice, but will it take the place of the mouse; in truth no.
Even if you personally don't use a mouse anymore, that prediction is a bit two soon; 10years from now we'll still use mice, on a world-scale, it will take more than that.
(Unless our old hardware gets replaced for free, not even then... don't forget the possible mouse-fans)
(Since electricity is available (almost) everywhere...)