Friday, January 19, 2007

The hands-on revolution

@ The Guardian

The mouse and keyboard are getting old - but new touch-sensitive screens could give us a whole new way to work with computers. Charles Arthur reports

It's more than two decades since the last computer interface revolution - the mouse - and now the next one is just around the corner. Slightly less than a year ago, Jeff Han, a researcher at the computer science department at New York University, stood up in Monterey at the annual TED (Technology, Engineering, Design) conference, a showcase for interesting new products and ideas, and began demonstrating his new big idea.


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