Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Touchscreen lust

I happened to be in Staples this evening, picking up a new webcam, and happened to wander past the new HP desktop machine. And now I have a bad case of Want. The thing is basically a keyboard and a Muckin' Great Monitor, all of which is touchscreen -- something like 25" wide of smooth glass touchscreen.

This thing is *primal* to use. You don't mouse around, you just touch the thing you want; double-tap to double-click; touch and drag; it all just *works*, exactly as you expect it to. It's not quite Minority Report yet, but it gives a real vibe of what that could be like.

Mind, I'm not sure it would be all that *useful* to me at this point: the majority of my applications are largely keyboard-based. But boy, standing in the store and simply playing Bejeweled on that huge screen is remarkably fun...
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