Saturday, January 12, 2013

Why Touch Screens Will Not Take Over: Scientific American

More David Pogue Windows 8 perspectives
"At first, you might think, “Touch has been incredibly successful on our phones, tablets, airport kiosks and cash machines. Why not on our computers?”
I'll tell you why not: because of “gorilla arm.”
There are three big differences between these handy touch screens and a PC's screen: angle, distance and time interval.
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My belief is that touch screens make sense on mobile computers but not on stationary ones. Microsoft is making a gigantic bet that I'm wrong."
Why Touch Screens Will Not Take Over: Scientific American
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