iMacs with Multitouch?
There is a documentary I'm watching right now called 'The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED' from 2006 TED conference in Monterey, CA. A research scientist shows off a version of Multitouch that can use all 10 fingers, and is something like an artist's desk. It is the second lecture into the documentary and I wish I had a YouTube clip, but it gives a good idea of what Apple and others may have in the works very soon Suddenly Microsoft's coffee table computer doesn't look as silly of an idea. Pretty cool!
- 07-26-2007, 03:57 PM #2
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- 06-07-2008, 05:09 PM #5iPhone Newbie
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I'm not sure there is much demand for a tablet. The iPhone works as such as is perfectly portable. And with the addition of multi-touch to the MBPs they've opened up the gestures bag. Why would you want work on a tablet as your everyday computer? Seems like too much effort if you ask me.
- 06-10-2008, 10:59 PM #6
- 06-11-2008, 03:32 AM #7
can you explain to me the appeal of tablets? I find them cool and feature packed, but what are the main reasons tablets are so hyped?
Whenever i hear an interview from Bill Gates, he always swears by his tablet. I just want to know a little more about a technology that I am completely unfamiliar with.
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- 06-21-2008, 06:05 PM #12iPhone Intermediate
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My point is, the use of the computer would have to completely change. An iMac with a touchscreen would be like... putting wheels on its base. What would be the point? We don't take iMacs for walks(well I don't, not normally at least); likewise, we don't do any serious "touching" with any vertical-standing monitors. It's too awkward. It'd only be practical if it were a horizontal surface; think: non-portable modbook, except stylus-less.