Okay guys, this thread is more for theoretical debate than anything else. I'm currently in my mid-20's, so I basically grew up during the personal computer revolution. As a kid I played with computers all the time as they were in my school and they were great for games. As a consequence, I feel extremely comfortable with computers and find them to be incredibly intuitive and easy to use. I think about the children just entering school now, and how they are now gaming on and playing with iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads. Kids love the touchscreen interface. In 15 years or so, when they are adults, do you think they will pretty much expect touch screens over a keyboard and mouse? I know they tactile keyboard is supposed to be more productive, but I should note that I've hit 73 words per minute on the iPad, and I didn't even grow up using it. I personally think the touchscreen interface is going to take over the physical mouse and keyboard. It's a more personal interface, and you can do a lot more with 10 inputs than with one pointer. I think it will become the de facto standard. Do you guys agree, or do you think tactile interfaces will always be preferred for most computing over the "gimmicky" touchscreen method?