November 26, 2012

Bye-bye Mouse, Hello Mind Control

Maria Korolov, Network World


AP Photo

When workplace computers moved beyond command-line interfaces to the mouse-and-windows-based graphical user interface, that was a major advance in usability. And the command line itself was a big improvement over the punch cards and tape that came before. We're now entering a new era of user interface design, with companies experimenting with everything from touch and voice to gestures and even direct mind control. But which of these new interfaces is appropriate for a corporate environment, and which are simply not ready for prime time? (Watch a slideshow version of this story.)

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Mind Control, user interface, software

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

November 24, 2012
One Man's War on Software Patents
Joe Mullin, Ars Technica
The large, bearded man bounded to the front of the room last Friday, hand thrust into the air, fingers shaking. It was a question-and-answer session, but he clearly wouldn't be able to wait long. He began speaking just before a... more ››
November 18, 2012
Airport Body Scanners Falsifying Software Tests?
Kim Zetter, Wired
A company that supplies controversial passenger-screening machines for U.S. airports is under suspicion for possibly manipulating tests on privacy software designed to prevent the machines from producing graphic body images.The... more ››