Will Touch Screens Ever Take Over?

I tend to agree with David Pogue in his latest Scientific American piece on why touch screens will not take over. Perhaps it is possible for touch screens to solve for all these problems, but I think the energy could be better spent on something superior to touch screens.

It’s not that I think touch screens are going away, I just don’t think it’s the ideal medium for larger touch screen interfaces. In my mind, the Iron Man J.A.R.V.I.S. is the perfect example of where we will eventually get. Where AI (Siri’s mature brother) and touch interfaces have merged to become a more intuitive and usable user experience.

Touch does have it’s place in interaction, both in the physical world as well as the cyber world. However just as we don’t feel our way through the world, I don’t think touch screens will ever be a solid solution for interacting with technology. We’ll find a hybrid that lets the user decide what method works for them at a given moment and a given task.

David Pogue Plays “Imagine” And “My Way”

David Pogue Piano

Here’s a little gem. New York Times tech columnist David Pogue. There’s two songs nested in this video you’ll likely want to check out. Use the links below to go right to the songs and skip the talk:

  1. Imagine – Pogue does a little parody of John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
  2. My Way – Pogue does a little parody of Paul Anka’s “My Way” (known by most for being performed by Frank Sinatra). For the record Paul Anka is still dead to me after his Nirvana cover.

There’s also the music video for the “My Way” parody “I want an iPhone“.

For those who don’t know, in a previous live David Pogue spent some time on Broadway on the music side of things.

Nice way to start off MacWorld week right? I’ve got another for later in the week.

[Hat tip: Gizmodo]

David Pogue’s Windows Vista Review

David Pogue’s Vista Review has to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve been a fan of his for years, but this has to be one of the funniest things he’s ever done. Being a Mac fan of course I really understood the joke, though Windows people would too if they were honest with themselves. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Apparently he upset a few people who didn’t quite get it.