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6/7/2011 02:13 PM EDT
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David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/8/2011 11:00:57 AM
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If anything is going to usurp the keyboard it will be voice recognition. Use the touch pad to select your language, then talk your input. It's got a way to go though. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYpLyrPKU78

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David Ashton   6/8/2011 10:54:14 AM
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Have you tried actually TYPING on a touch pad - or those keyboards without tactile feedback? It's very difficult. Touch pad keyboards are great for entering short text - eg names or addresses - but for serious typing I think the humble keyboard will be around for a bit yet....

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agk   6/8/2011 8:52:50 AM
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I often noticed the ATM touch screen do not respond to my touches. What i do is i rub my fingers and then operate. This is probably my skin resistance is more. Hope this issue is taken care in cell phone touch screens designs.

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prabhakar_deosthali   6/8/2011 4:21:05 AM
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It is now high time to change the PC keyboards to the touch pads. This can have advantages of the keyboards showing the selected font/ selected language( such as Chinese, Indian etc) alphabets and special characters on the keyboard instead of having the standard QWERTY layout.

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LSBCAL   6/7/2011 9:57:04 PM
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I think touchscreens are great for small screens, not for desktop screens though. There I don't want my hands to leave the keyboard and sometimes even the mouse is a hassle. Now what we really need is cheap voice recognition. Would be nice for GPS apps.

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Code Monkey   6/7/2011 9:29:43 PM
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Apple's hardware-assisted flickable window, which maps part of the screen onto a roomy frame buffer, combined with the finger-friendly interface was the real breakthrough. I think Apple thought of it first because they were into capacitive gesture scrolling interfaces. The flickable window was the next step.

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danlutes   6/7/2011 9:08:38 PM
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"operating systems like iOS have enabled a very touch-friendly user interface. PalmOs was very touch friendly, in fact it was almost completely touch based. I wonder how Palm managed to miss the boat, other than being an attractive acquisition target for HP?

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Duane Benson   6/7/2011 3:26:49 PM
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There was a time when mice were only fully utilized by special applications. And, there are still some applications that don't use mice. Not many, but some. Can you imagine a typical day at the computer without one now? It won't be too long before touch screens are ubiquitous, first on mobile devices and eventually even on desktops. The combination of a mouse, keyboard and touch screen will give users an incredible amount of flexibility in controlling application software. Somehow, though, we still have to figure out how to keep the fingerprints down though.

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