DailyDirt: The Human-Computer Interface

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Keyboards and mice have been the traditional input devices for a lot of computer users. Recently, though, touchscreens and other devices are gaining in popularity. Here are a few more interesting examples of ways to interact with computers.

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Rekrul says:

A Microsoft researcher has collected a historical gallery of devices such as pen inputs, trackballs, joysticks, etc. This isn’t an exhaustive collection of input devices, but it includes some interesting artifacts — like the OrbiTouch.

I can’t help but notice that this “historical gallery” is heavily slanted in favor of Intel based systems and omits some of the most famous or earliest examples of each category. Where’s the Atari joystick? The Intellivision disc controller? The Amiga JoyBoard? The KoalaPad?

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