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Mark_Wallace3-Nov-18 22:38
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Mark_Wallace7-Nov-18 6:40
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Chris Maunder wrote:
Firstly, If a keyboard and mouse is the pinnacle of human-computer interaction then I'm quitting this industry now. The keyboard and mouse are a stop-gap measure - a long term stop-gap measure - but one that needs to be replaced.
With what?

Audible interfaces?
It's already been shown, very, very clearly that no-one wants to work in an office/library/bar/any other place by talking out loud to their computer (although it's quite usual for me to swear at mine, no matter where I am).

Dancing around, waving your arms?
See "Audible interfaces", above, and add that it takes considerably less effort and time to type precise wording than to perform it in sign language.

Touch screens with fingers?
Not even remotely useful for a large number of tasks -- Hell, even selecting text on a phone/tablet can be a major PITA; God knows how much fun it would be to draw diagrams, or do anything that needs fine control.

Touch screens with probes?
Sure, let's use an on-screen keyboard with a probe, to type words. It's only, like 99 times slower than using a real keyboard.

Cranial implants?
Yeah, right. If you think I'm willing to allow MS, Google, Apple, or any of the open-source loonies direct access to my mind, you've got another think coming. And the Thought Police would become a reality in under a decade.

Things wot follow yer eyes and expression?
Yeah, it might be good for shooting dirty commies in a jet fighter, but let's see you write a report, using that.


Here's a reasonably pertinet quote from Dickens:
"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists."

That, along with 80-odd per cent of the best sentences in literature can only be written by hand or with a physical keyboard. Most of what people enter into computers is words (commands don't count -- unless they're spoken out loud, in which case they're a PITA to everyone nearby).

To enter words, you need to do two things:
0: Put the caret in the place where the words have to go.
1: Enter the words.

Good luck finding that something that will work better than the near-perfect "stop-gap measure" we have now. I'm a friggin' miracle worker, when it comes to this kind of innovation, and I can't think of a damned thing that would be more efficient/productive/acceptable.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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