Finger Graffiti

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Mon Jul 30 16:12:18 CEST 2007

On 30 Jul 2007, at 15:02, Jay Vaughan wrote:
> i'm rather fond of using xyz position sensors to roll balls around  
> word-chains, myself .. in my opinion there definitely ought to be  
> more 'game' in the interface of handheld toys, and we all know  
> games riff and rip freely at great will, regardless of mark nor trade.
> that said, i don't really think the limits have even been  
> moderately primped in regards to handling the touch-screen in  
> responsive ways.  yes, stylus+WIMP==short-term hack but deep down  
> inside we all long for the true death of windows (based GUI's) in  
> the pocket.
> as we are definitely seeing around the gadget-sphere, any action  
> that comes naturally for the user is far more progressively used.  
> the iPhone, for example, is definitely one for wankers and  
> twiddlers, if you'll pardon my deutsch ..

I suspect when I see a Neo in the flesh that a normal 0-9 abc def  
type keyboard will probably be the easiest keyboard given the limited  

I have a Nintendo DS lite and that has a 3 inch screen which looks  
too small for QWERTY. Maybe if landscape it would just about be  
usable for QWERTY.

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