Example of accelerometers utility

Joseph J. McCarthy mccarthy at granular.che.pitt.edu
Wed Dec 5 14:55:10 CET 2007

Not to cross-post in threads, but I was just throwing some ideas on 
using tilting to make keyboards easier in the "snapshot" thread. Anyone 
have any other ideas along this line? I would hate to have to carry a 
stylus when there is nowhere to put it...


Stroller wrote:
> On 4 Dec 2007, at 09:58, Al Johnson wrote:
>>  Monday 03 December 2007, Stroller wrote:
>>> On 2 Dec 2007, at 15:42, Steven Le Roux wrote:
>>>>   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWc-j4Xs5_w
>>> I _love_ the ball-bearing inbox and the way that a message from your
>>> g/f might have a different timbre from one from your bank. That feels
>>> VERY innovative to me, and more than compensates for the stupid name
>>> (Shroogle? WTF?) and the dull video.
>> In a fair chunk of Scotland, including Glasgow where the code was 
>> written,
>> shoogle means shake. Giving the phone a shoogle to find out if you had 
>> any
>> messages would make perfect sense. I say this as an englishman who
>> occasionally travels north of the border, so the details may be wrong :-)
> Ah! I'm enlightened! They should've had a sassy Glaswegian explaining 
> this at the beginning of the video: "Gie' it a shoogle, ken!"
> Stroller.
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