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MacBytes
Feb 6, 2004, 06:42 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: FingerWorks Announces a Gesture Keyboard for Apple PowerBooks (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040206194244)

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sethypoo
Feb 6, 2004, 09:16 PM
I don't think this will ever get to a standard Apple thing, but it's neat!

billyboy
Feb 6, 2004, 09:30 PM
This is the future. Gestures are a brilliant concept, very practical and easy to pick up, and combined with the concept of the mouse that everyone has grown used to, these keyboards for Powerbooks would be just soooo Apple.

qwerty is a really duff format that somehow got adopted for all the wrong reasons, and these keyboards can be configured qwerty or Dvorak - which is generally acknowledged as the most natural way to type if you can be bothered to change your mind.

Apple could again adopt a new but obscure product and teach the world how to use these keyboards just like they taught the world how to use a mouse.

This is about the best extra wow factor you could build into a Powerbook without it going totally conceptual.

redAPPLE
Feb 7, 2004, 03:21 AM
the learning curve might be steep. the concept of using a mouse is much easier to teach as learning and remembering gestures.

the "different" way to type is really apple-like. but implementing it is just the opposite.

billyboy
Feb 7, 2004, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by redAPPLE
the learning curve might be steep. the concept of using a mouse is much easier to teach as learning and remembering gestures.



I am a two left handed klutz with the IQ of a pea, I use Cocoa gestures and I can assure you, mastering the gestures part of this deal is a no brainer. Make an O for open, c for close...

Learning to type is the hard bit.

hand
Jan 16, 2009, 09:39 PM
billyboy predicted the future. Gestures on iPhone, iTouch, MacBooks, etc.

Update 2013. Check this out. https://www.leapmotion.com/