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Re: ::scr Dressing up the computer
Piers Cawley <pdcawley-scr@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Chris Heathcote <chris.list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> on 8/3/02 3:17 pm, Simon Wistow wrote:
>>> However every new interface that people have tried has always been some
>>> variation on WIMP - Windows, Icons, Mouse and Pointer. Even things like
>>> Lifestreams or the various 3D interfaces.
>> Are mice really that good a way of choosing? They seem to give people RSI
>> more than keyboards... why haven't touch screens become prevalent? Or light
>> pens? I haven't seen a light pen since the ZX Spectrum. There always seems
>> to be a lot of academic research into alternative input devices, but these
>> appear to have gone nowhere.
> I confess that the thing that appeals to me would be screen + keyboard
> + gaze tracking + pie menus (as seen in The Sims). If the gaze point
> + remains in one place, and the keyboard is inactive (or possibly if a
> + menu activation key is held down), pop up the appropriate context
> + sensitive pie menu. Look at the right option, hit a key (or click
> + your tongue or something)...
Hmm... looks like the indenter got confused...
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a language in
possession of a rich syntax must be in need of a rewrite."
-- Jane Austen?