What if you no longer needed a screen, mouse, and keyboard to use a computer? Siftables creator, David Merrill, shows us how individual, cookie cutter-sized tiles that use motion sensing, graphical display, and wireless communication will teach users a new way to learn.
Next gen UI: Learning tools and toys for the digital age
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What if you no longer needed a screen, mouse, and keyboard to use a computer? Siftables creator, David Merrill, shows us how individual, cookie cutt...
Oct 7, 2009
No, no. Your browser keeps blowing up because it cannot handle the web page. I'm using Firefox (and Ubuntu Linux) with no problem. This seems like a simple idea that is long overdue, but in a way reminds me of a toy I once saw in a catalog. They were little people inside electronic cubes and the would interact differently depending on how you put them together.
cool!..it really is a great idea!...it will make us understand stuff easy...and we'll have better concepts... AdamHart http://www.isopurewater.com/
cool!..it really is a great idea!...it will make us understand stuff easy...and we'll have better concepts...
Of course this is really a great idea . It must be done .Even i am thinking about it since i am in the field of engineering . i have some ideas to get it in action . I would like to discuss this issue more technically .
Very Intriguing. Computing was born from the business machines and universities back with typewriters with led screens, the PS2 and the little Macintosh and other incarnations, many of which, died in the 80's. It seems that computing has not grown much since then. Software and hardware have been refined but within the boundaries of technical and traditional limitations. For example, Computing for decades has included a screen, a keyboard and a pointing device. The pointing device and the keyboard on touch-screen computers and mobile computing devices have become one, that is a natural step. Still many have not embraced the touch-screen. Perhaps people still need a keyboard because for decades "typing" has been the preferred method of putting thoughts and ideas to down in writing. Even I am using a keyboard as I write this response to the video clip on the next generation of computing. Perhaps the touchscreen is not the novel idea we thought it was going to be. Even the computer itself, whether MAC or Windows or even Linux PC, still is a very traditional idea. There is the computer itself; whether it be a Windows 7 64 bit Intel Core i7, or the latest MAC Tower, or a the newest Linux 64bit distribution running state-of-art h/w and s/w. Even with all the advances, the technology has not really changed that much. You have the computer itself attached to a screen, keyboard and mouse - into which one must load software. The re-engineering of what computing means is long over due. Daniel Perez Perez Networks Santa Cruz CA