GTA03 - buttons or touchscreen

pike pike-openmoko at
Sun Oct 26 22:24:02 CET 2008


> The reason I want a physical keyboard is because I much prefer a 
> keyboard with tactile feedback - you can feel the button, and you can 
> feel it click down when you press it. 

With the risk of being completely OT - you all
know that the QWERTY keyboard was designed for
the specific purpose of not having the hammers
of the typewriter clash if you type too fast ?
There's nothing very ergonomical about them.
In that perspective, qwerty layouts have been
legacy since the 70s.

We have new tools, now we need new ways of
writing. I'm very curious how quikwriting
will evolve, or gestures ...

my vote: QWO around the corners of the screen.
typing input changes focus to qwo, so you can
scratch all over the screen, and when you're done
focus returns to the application. no screen
estate lost :-)

ehm, make that GTA09.


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