Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors


Subject: Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors
From: Kenneth Newby (knewby@sfu.ca)
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 14:50:04 EDT


If the whole thing could be as small as a notebook and still useful for
executing complex tasks like composing with sound.... I'm not sure this
would work. I appreciate working with my 12" laptop. It's easy to
carry around with me and is amenable to setting up in many different
contexts. But I'm continually confronted with situations where I could
use a larger work area... a bigger screen... but this means a heavier
object... back to a clumsier interface. That's where the lightweight
sheet of paper, as large as you need it, is still a lovely model of
usefulness and transparency. There it is... we need computational
paper! Delivered by the stack or roll. Then you could lay out as many
as you need to see your work at a glance and shift your attention and
work to any part of that work.

Kenneth.

On 26-Oct-05, at 11:37 AM, Ryan Supak wrote:

> maybe a laptop with no mouse or keyboard -- just a flat multitouch pad
> in its place -- and little "transparent hand silhouettes" could show
> up on the screen of the laptop itself, so you know what you're
> grabbing?
>
> $0.01,
> rs
>



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