November 9, 2012

The Touching History of Touchscreen Tech

Christine Erickson, Mashable


Touchscreen technology is no longer a Bourne Identity kind of future — it’s nearly a staple feature in mobile devices.

The late 2000s often attribute Apple as responsible for the touchscreen, after shaking the mobile industry with the iPhone. The company did not invent the touchscreen, but innovated it. The technology became more useful and commercially available to a widespread audience.

The touchscreen, a display that’s sensitive to human touch or a stylus, has been around for nearly half a century. It’s used on ATM machines, GPS systems, cash registers, medical monitors, game consoles, computers, phones and...

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