Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors

Subject: Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors
From: Morgan Sutherland (
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 15:32:49 EDT

yeah... i think that would be a marginal issue as you can move your
hands out of the way in an instant if needed.

One thing I would think would be a problem with a strap on external
touch screen, is that it might be hard to line up the screen perfectly
with the computer screen. You'd have to have them matched up to the
pixel and you'd have to look at the screen directly straight on.

On 10/26/05, Ryan Supak <> wrote:
> 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...
> rs
> 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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