Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors

Subject: Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors
From: Ryan Supak (
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 15:07:40 EDT

The only disadvantage I can see to the "directly hands on" approach is that
your hands would be blocking a big chunk of the screen, half the time.

Not sure if that would ultimately be a problem though...


On 10/26/05, Morgan Sutherland <> wrote:
> Using a pen instead of your finger on a touch screen would eliminate
> fine pixel issues.
> Using a touch screen attached to a laptop I think would be no problem
> assuming you could rest your elbow on the table. I'm sitting right now
> with my laptop on my lap and touching the screen would be no problem.
> My question is, do you think computer interfacing would be drastically
> improved through a touch screen? I just feel like it would be way
> faster and a much more "hands on experience". In a way, give your
> computer that feeling you get from working with hardware synthesizers
> that everybody loves.
> Dragging and dropping would be very very fast for instance, making
> working with modular programs very quick.

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