Touch Tablets and Touch Screens

What do you think of when I say touch tablet or a touch screen? Perhaps a Wacom art tablet? Touch screen devices like an iPad or other tablet device? Or maybe an interactive kiosk (such as for buying commuter tickets). Sure, these are great new technologies. Or are they? Alan Alda might have something to say about that… from about 30 years ago! Read more Touch Tablets and Touch Screens

“Hello Computer.”

One of my favorite Human-Computer interactions in Cinema was the scene in Star Trek IV where Scotty interacts with the computer at the manufacturing plant. This has always stuck with me as a display of how we expected technology to change. For me, prior to the movie, I never gave much thought to how we interacted with computers. Seeing this as a kid made me realize that the human/computer interface will continue to change and so will our expectations. As I sit here and type this I know that my days of using a keyboard are numbered. I will explore current and upcoming voice recognition technologies in upcoming posts.

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Scotty Using the Keyboard