I've been using a laptop (Dells exclusively) for the last 6 years as my sole computer. This week I've finally been persuaded (for performance reasons) to start using a beefy desktop which is great - plenty of ram and CPU means that it is much quicker than the laptop....however I just can't get used to the keyboard!
The keys are huge and require too much travel to "engage" - i keep missing capitals (as proved just there, that was a genuine attempt to press the Shift i)...passwords are a nightmare (for those that haven't been replaced by my fingerprint reader)!
This is the nearest I've seen to a laptop style keyboard, the Logitech diNovo, but its crazy money! Maybe I'll just get used to a normal keyboard again...
Couple of things caught my eye in a recent tranche of posts from Gizmodo,
USB Touch Screen I've been looking at Tablet PC's & graphics tablets for a while now...I think that being able to sketch something by hand, a screen layout for example is a real time saver (check out EasyPrototype for cool app that takes this even further) - I don't want to boot up Visio and mess about, neither do I want it pixel perfect. I think that touch screen monitors for desktops will be mainstream in the future with big chunky interfaces for fingertip control - think Media Centre "10 foot experience". Right now (armed with this reminder of Windows keyboard shortcuts) my mouse is not getting a lot of action that for sure! This "wrap over" touch screen looks pretty good and I'm really keen to get one...however I can think of a few problems with it,
* Price - no mention yet * Distortion of the underlying screen - I don't want to sacrifice any clarity for the sake of th…
Three guys from the .NET world that I respect and read....is it me or do they have an uncanny resemblance?!
Something in the genes of a top .NETter? Borg-style "factory" churning these guys out?
What do you think?!
PS: Although I'm too cheap to actually buy the application that generated this morph I can heartily recommend it - it worked really really well and was nice and easy to use - thanks for enabling these 5 minutes of fun!