Oh my god, this has already been invented AND implemented, how on EARTH did they get a patent for it?! It has been around for DECADES.
Anyone heard of a touch screen keyboard? Someone else had already designed the "raised touchscreen" part too.
God Apple is such horse... poo...
ever hear of the touchstream ST? yeah, its out of production now as apples been using the technology since buying out their maker for their touchscreens.
infact they shouldn't be able to have this patent as they already have the patent...
pity they didn't decide to use the touchstream ST as the basic of their mac keyboards years ago, it was a very good input device that as far as a mousing perspective goes worked far better than any other attempt at combining the keyboard and mouse has (even the trackpoint doesn't compete)