26 January 2007

Best Thing Since the iPod...
...and probably more important.

I can think of so many applications for this, especially in art and music. Someday I'll be able to notate music on the computer without the endless clicking, and without shelling out a few hundred dollars for a touch-sensitive MIDI keyboard. Think of the applications for folks with disease or disability--people with severe arthritis or other conditions that cause joint pain or affect fine motor skills can manipulate things on the screen without the pain or frustration of using a mouse, and people with very short fingers (like folks with dwarfism) can type on a keyboard that's sized to fit their hands, not some imposed standard. I wonder if the sensitivity of the screen can be adjusted, so that very slight movement can be picked up for an artistic endeavor, or so that you have to be more deliberate about what you want to register on the screen if a child or someone not so coordinated is using it?

Questions aside, when they finish work on that, it's going to be awesome.

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