The difference between "killing" and "making it irrelevant" is just semantics:runeazn wrote:it wont, cuz who wants to use a touch screen with no response dearer than a mech keyb
and also if you wanna sit relaxed in a chair you dont want to hold or lay the touchscreen to type it.
tl;dr keyboards are more ergonomic.
I just took a typing test on my iPad and averaged 75 wpm with 98% accuracy.Julle wrote:Instead, you can check your smug face on the lovely mirror finish every now and then and listen to annoying beeping sounds as you type 20 WPM.
I mostly agree with you - the iPad is designed as a 'consumption' device, rather than being a 'creation' device.Sterling wrote:I think this is a producer vs. consumer issue. The consumer, who only needs to access information, can be greatly helped by both a touch screen and an interface that is simplified from the classic WIMP (Window, Icon, Menu, Pointer) system.
The producer, who relies on the keyboard for rapid character input, cannot be helped by the touchscreen, even in a simplified environment because of the need to input so many characters and combinations. The only thing that can threaten the keyboard for the producer is an interface that is more efficient. I think there is great potential in the brainwave monitoring systems, but they have a long way to go. I have a co-worker that owns one. It does work, but is excruciating to set up and use, and in the end, it is only a mouse pointer, and does not respond as quickly as even the most basic mouse.
NewGuy wrote:Realistically, I don't see tablets/touch replacing the keyboard or desktop PC, but I can definitely see a big shift towards them.
In all honestly, most people probably don't need a desktop PC with a physical keyboard & mouse.
I wouldn't want a touchscreen keyboard as my primary input device, but, I'm also not finding myself desperate to go out and buy a physical keyboard for this iPad, as I thought I might. I should also point out that this is my first touchscreen device—I don't have experience with them on cell phones etc.Sterling wrote:Clearly, you are able to type at a very effective pace on a touchscreen, so it is not a hindrance to you. I welcome touch screens and anyone who would like to use them, but just as people encourage others on these forums to try different switches, I would encourage anyone thinking of a touchscreen for a primary input device, to consider alternatives before deciding what is best for them. It is, after all, ultimately about choice.
That said, I'm currently shopping for a tablet because I don't need a lot of power on the go, but I would also like the option of plugging in a small keyboard when I need it.
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