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Personally, the thought of using a keyboard without tactile feedback is nothing short of horrifying.
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post #12 of 19
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The computing world hasn't caught up to the banking, grocery, and casino markets quite yet, but that's about to change.
I lol'd, everything that we lay our eyes on is a result of work done on computers. In this day and age, theres nothing more cutting edge than computers... Cutting edge = computers as far as I'm concerned. Therefore banking, grocery and casino is still in the early 90's were movie theaters had those touch screen photobooths.
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post #13 of 19
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You're assuming the desktop won't evolve at all... I think this is the most common misconception about touch screens. Look at the microsoft surface, its just a giant table and touch makes perfect sense on it.

Of course people wouldn't like to reach up and touch an icon, but what if your keyboard was now entirely a touch screen? There wouldn't always have to be the standard alphabet keys you could have variable sized buttons for application specific uses. You would no longer have to remember keyboard shortcuts, all of the available commands are right there. Think more of like a nintendo DS where you could have one viewing screen, and one input screen.

We'll see more specific computers emerge away from the desktop. The days are numbered for the "desktop" computer.
The microsoft surface is a novelty and is at least 5-10 years out before people start actually putting them into their homes at any appreciable rate. As for a touch screen keyboard, that is a different story, but that too is already here in some fashion...optimus maximus, and nobody is buying it. A smart input device would still require that the user does not have to look at it while they are inputting, thus defeating the purpose of touch screen. I do agree that keyboards, mice, and desktop computers will evolve into something else down that road, but touch screen does not solve all that many problems.
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post #14 of 19
The Optimus Maximus is like $1,000 - that's why no ones buying it. If it was mass produced, it would be far cheaper.

And tactile feedback touch screens are being developed; ones which react with both vibrations and by the touch screen "depressing" where you press it
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post #15 of 19
Touch screen still equals slow input because you have to look at what you're going to press and physically react. The answer is to track eye movement and brain waves. That will be the revolution to input on computers, not touch screen.
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post #16 of 19
touchscreens are the worst at typing sentences or even gaming.

I like it the way it is
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post #17 of 19
It isn't practical for desktops to have touch screens. /Thread
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It isn't practical for desktops to have touch screens. /Thread
Probably not, but I bet in a few years, desktops won't be practical that much anyway. I know my desktop is slowly being converted into a media center, and in the future I might only need my laptop for media center stuff. Just hook it up to my TV and I'm good.
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What?
Windex, you know the stuff that cleans glass, countertops, and plastic?

Let's do a little mental exercise shall we. Average wait in line at the grocery checkout, say 3-4 minutes. Say each person causes the screen to be touched once. 60 minutes divided by 4 minutes = 15 touches an hour. Over a 24hr period we're talking 360 stabs to the touchscreen.

But David you say, that stoopid. Everyone knows that you have multiple touches per person. Bar codes, price checks, weight measures, and monetary entries.... Well Duh! You bet!

And guess what happens every single time you touch the screen. Why you get a oily smudge.... Cops love em. Criminals hate em.
FIngerprints my friend... fingerprints. Thousands of them per day, maybe ten thousands. And the poor lil' scweenie needs a cleanie.

WINDEX! Yes, the stock will skyrocket, yes it will my friends. buy now it windex, 409, etc.

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