DailyDirt: Telling Your Computer What To Do... Nicely?

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The keyboard and mouse may be replaced by a variety of other user interfaces. Touch screens seem to be getting more popular, but "touchless" controllers that interpret gestures are getting some traction, too. Here are some articles on how we might (not) be interacting with our computers, phones, tablets, etc. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Pixelation, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 5:20pm

    A bunch of gestures have already been patented, so look forward to many more lawsuits over how users can wave/touch/shake their phones"

    I'm going to patent a gesture. It's called the bird. It's for the people getting patents on gestures.

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    PrometheeFeu (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 7:22pm

    Give me a keyboard with a terminal any day over these silly "interfaces." I'm partially joking, but only partially. I think gestures are far from being as good an interface as keyboards.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 7:53pm


    There used to be speed-typing/texting competitions, so I wonder if/when there will ever be a speed-gesture competition for entering data the fastest.. How many words per minute can you gesture?

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 10:56pm

    I hate the very idea of gesture-based interfaces, but I'm heavily biased. You would be too, if you'd played through the original version of Darwinia...

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