Loc: Southern Lake Superior
We have touch screens on our Windows machines at work, but nobody there uses that feature. We all use the mouse.
In my job, the touch screen seems to be a bother. Checking long strings of numbers for accuracy is one, where I used to put a finger on the screen and another on a paper document to make sure I'd entered it correctly on the computer. Doing that with the touch screen brings unwanted results.
I must say my experience with touch screens is limited. No smart phone, and Mrs. Stumpy and I just bought the entry-level iPad mini, which we are slowly learning but largely stumbling our way to knowledge.
Edited by Stumpy1 (12/20/1303:14 PM)
_________________________ Stumpy "The best of men are men at best."
On tablets and smartphones a touchscreen makes sense. For what I do on a computer (absolutely not an artist, I'm sorry to say) a touchscreen is just silly. In fact, I spend a lot of time figuring out a way not to have to move my hands from the keyboard!
Same here. They will be the right match for some things, but as a mainstream home desktop thing, no, for a number of reasons.
A tablet is portable and meant to be held in your hand, on your lap, or right under you on the table so the touchscreen is convenient. A monitor with a touchscreen is 12 to 18 inches away, a long reach IMO. A lot of excess arm movement. I mean it's really neat technology, it would be handy in a horizontal enclosure for specialized situations, but IMO for wide use in desktop systems not really functional.
Which is probably why Apple really hasn't done anything with it, yet Windows put it into 8.
Then again I could be like the guy that said the iPod would never take off.
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