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Personal computing in the future: of mice and keyboards

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    And for those of us who don't really want to touch our monitors, sit too far back from our large displays to make touch computing comfortable or hate wiping fingerprints off our displays. I cannot stress enough how little interest I have in touch on my desktop or laptop. I'm not interested, AT ALL.
    This might be useful.

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    Yes exactly. Pretty tough on the shoulders - completely unergonomic and impractical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes exactly. Pretty tough on the shoulders - completely unergonomic and impractical.
    Not really impractical if a company has deep pockets and makes a lot of presentations, like every other day...

    But it is a job. Some people have to work. The jack hammer is not very ergonomic either. Bad comparison perhaps. There are new devices now that do not require touching the monitor. Touch on a flat surface. 2, 3, and 4 finger gestures with all edge gestures available from the device. No arm lifting or screen fingerprints.
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    I cannot think of a good reason why I would want to be that close to that giant display. I, would want to be a few feet back at a table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I cannot think of a good reason why I would want to be that close to that giant display. I, would want to be a few feet back at a table.
    Looks like something you would use in a classroom environment, not something you'd use at your personal work station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I cannot think of a good reason why I would want to be that close to that giant display. I, would want to be a few feet back at a table.
    Going a little away from personal computing, but those people at CNN and every broadcaster gets right up to within inches of the viewscreen.
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  7. #17


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    I can't see the keyboard and mouse going anywhere either but I do see the devices evolving as we are seeing with current gesture mice or gesture track pads.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    This might be useful.

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    That is where a tablet might be useful.
    You could use it to control the giant display (i.e. mimic the Tablet display on the giant monitor).
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