Thursday, January 31, 2008

Multitouch Interface Is Starting to Spread Among New Devices | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

Timely reality check, including details on how the MacBook Air supports multi-touch (even though it's not a touchscreen device)

We are now witnessing the emergence of a new user interface for digital devices, including laptop computers, advanced cellphones, wireless portable data gadgets and other types of computing products.

This interface is generally called “multitouch,” and it involves using one or more fingers on a screen or touchpad to perform special gestures that manipulate lists or objects on a screen — without moving a mouse, pressing buttons, turning scroll wheels or striking keys.

Multitouch Interface Is Starting to Spread Among New Devices | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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