We have seen the future, and it sucks.

The end of the mouse…and keyboard

30th July 2010

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The laptop signaled the end of the mouse. The iPhone and Android signal the end of the desktop. Swype signals the end of the keyboard. Just to prove the point, I wrote this post on my Android phone using Swype. No mouse or keyboard. The future is here.

We have the technology.

4 Responses to “The end of the mouse…and keyboard”

  1. Steve In Tulsa Says:

    Laoptops will never have first class graphics or processors. The good graphics and processors need better cooling.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    True enough, but most people don’t need first class graphics or processors. For a lot of people, something like an iPad is about all they’ll ever need.

  3. wheels Says:

    I’ve got Swype on my Droid, and it’s very useful. Lots faster than the standard input method, even when I’ve got to go back and edit. I could go back to the standard input, but I wouldn’t want to.

    Eric Raymond has referred to the smartphone as the “Eater-of-Gadgets,” which is a position I agree with. I think what we’ll start to see at some point is a set of glasses that gives you a high-resolution virtual display and stereo sound, which will connect via Bluetooth or other method with a keypad module.

  4. Tim of Angle Says:

    Speed the day.

    I was thinking of getting an iPad, but I’m holding off — my wife and I plan to get new Droid Xs on August 1st, and I want to see how much of what I need to do that phone can accomplish before I splurge for the more expensive toy.