Talking With The Guy Who Invented The Butterfly Keyboard

from the i-want-to-play-with-gadgets-for-a-living-too dept has an interview with the guy at IBM whose job it is to think up and play with cool new devices (now there’s a job description I like). He’s the guy who invented their famous (and way too short-lived) fold-out “butterfly keyboard”. Anyway, he talks about what advances he sees coming in computing. He talks a lot about wireless (GPRS and 802.11b), storage capacity, processing power and (more importantly) what you can do with all that. He also says that the butterfly keyboard went away because people wanted bigger screens on their laptops anyway, so there was no need for the butterfly keyboard any more. I still think it could be useful on some of those sub-notebooks, though.

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