multicolour multi-touch screen Re: OpenMoko/Neo1973 is pure (r)evolution :))) - do you recognized the power of "multi-touch gesture recognition"

Christopher Heiny clheiny at
Wed Nov 29 22:15:29 CET 2006

On Wednesday 29 November 2006 11:02, Robert Michel scribbled in crayon on 
the back of a kid's menu:
> No keystroke at all - using just the different color points - areas....
> and use the combinatoric - 10 colour points without different areas
> would give the power of 10! = 3.628.800 combinations
> more areas would give more power
> - so it would become possible to write shorthand/stenography with this
> device and even faster then with normal keyboards.
> But also a normal virtual qwerz keybord could profit of muticolour,
> for 10-finger stystem user, the colour points or fingertaps would
> avoid that the right index finger could type something other then
> YU,HJ,BN - because of the fact that the other (coloured) fingers
> still stay on the touchscreen - the regongnition of the typing
> could be relative to the position of the other fingers.

An alternative that is probably more practical in the short term might be 
IBM's Shape Writer.

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