Weekend tech reading: The computer keyboard's evolution

By Matthew ยท 7 replies
Nov 4, 2012
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  1. When Bill Buxton worked at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in the early 1990s, he examined the classic children's homemade telephones: two cups connected by a taut string. He wondered why that same concept couldn't improve computer keyboards. Think about...

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  2. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    The "creepy camera man" videos are the best.
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    "Q&A: Electronic Arts COO fights to lead the new game industry"

    Please, do everyone a favor EA and just terminate yourself and sell your assets to people with talent.
  4. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    I think this is in the wrong place - topic is "The Computer Keyboard's Evolution":)
  5. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    Ramonsterns, thanks for making me read the EA article. Peter Moore sounds like a pretty smart guy, and I liked some of the things he said there (for example about used games).
  6. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    I'm not convinced that using two cups & a piece of string would make an adequate substitute for a keyboard & screen?! :confused:
  7. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    Absolutely. There's no mechanism to input characters from a cup, also have you tried finding a HDMI to piece-of-string converter? They just aren't available! :'(
  8. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    The NASA story was a very good read.
    When I was a child I dreamed of man going to Mars.

    Nowdays I am just reminiscent of man going to moon
    Not really expecting any progress to be made in the foreseeable future
    It is very sad, in a way mimicking the state of the computer industry
    Decades ago we could do so much and there where no end of interesting developments.
    Nowdays all I do is look back at the past and feel like progress has stalled.
    I want my NCC-1701 Starship!

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