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DSTM
17-06-2008, 11:59 AM
Found this interesting,especially the Video.
PC Pro: News: Gates predicts wall-to-wall touchscreens (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/197469/gates-predicts-walltowall-touchscreens.html)

Goku
17-06-2008, 12:12 PM
Found this interesting,especially the Video.
PC Pro: News: Gates predicts wall-to-wall touchscreens (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/197469/gates-predicts-walltowall-touchscreens.html)
Interesting find Doug, however I don't fancy using a Touch Screen to spy everyone in the house. Might be a good enhancement for a security system though. ;)

-- Goku

DSTM
17-06-2008, 12:20 PM
In a home, I would find it uncomfortable standing up at a wall,interacting,for long periods.I could see it a huge success, if one could operate it from a lounge chair, useing a remote control device.

Goku
17-06-2008, 12:22 PM
In a home, I would find it uncomfortable standing up at a wall,interacting,for long periods.I could see it a huge success, if one could operate it from a lounge chair, useing a remote control device.
Then whats the point of the touch screen when you want to operate it without touching it? :)

-- Goku

DSTM
17-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Why do I want to touch the screen in the first place?One only wants to get information,from the screen,and I don't care how I retrieve the information.Do you honestly think poking a screen all day would be fun?What's wrong with the software,being updated,and recognizing a lazer pointer,or similar device, instead?
Same result. Not explaining myself, very well here.

Goku
17-06-2008, 03:01 PM
Thats what I am saying Doug. Microsoft would be better off making a remote controlled software than install touch screen in all their applications. As you rightly said, what fun is there in prodding a screen all day? :)

-- Goku

petef
18-06-2008, 02:00 PM
Why do I want to touch the screen in the first place?One only wants to get information,from the screen,and I don't care how I retrieve the information.Do you honestly think poking a screen all day would be fun?

I agree. My monitor is comfortably located about 31 inches from my
eyeballs and when I extend my arm towards the monitor there is
8 inches of space between my finger tips and the screen. If I had to
bring the the monitor 8 or 9 inches closer I'd be uncomfortable and
probalby need to put on my reading glasses.

Touch screens are like ball and chaining the user to the monitor.
A better approach is to develop a better device to replace the mouse.
I wonder if a "Touch Pad" that replaces the mouse would be any better.
I hate the touch pads typically found on a laptop but that might only
be because they are so small and require such precision to operate.
An 8" by 10" touch pad might be totally different and much nicer
to operate and that might make a good interface for the same
touch screen technology.

---pete---