Apple MacBook Wheel

6 Jan 2009 - 9:48am
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mauropin
2007

Have anyone seen this MacBook Wheel in action?

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Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard
http://is.gd/eDRW
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6 Jan 2009 - 10:03am
mauropin
2007

Grady, not really...and that's why I was asking if anyone have seen it
"for real".
I wasn't sure if this was a hoax or not...

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On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Grady Kelly <grady at simpledesign.org> wrote:
> you do know this is a joke right?
>
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 7:48 AM, mauro pinheiro <mauro.pinheiro at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Have anyone seen this MacBook Wheel in action?
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>> Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard
>> http://is.gd/eDRW
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6 Jan 2009 - 10:05am
Mike Dunn
2008

I would think it's pretty obvious as it came from The Onion....

6 Jan 2009 - 10:22am
mauropin
2007

Well, aside from the fact that this MacBook Whell is a joke, I think
there is something interesting about it...which other text input
interfaces we could think of, considering that we have smaller devices
being made everyday?

Last year we saw Swype coming out: http://www.swypeinc.com/

And recently I saw NanoTouch, a MS Research project:
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/21799/?a=f

I think this points to a trend for creating new interfaces for our
ever-shrinking displays.
To get rid of the keyboard, as we know it, wouldn't be a crazy idea after all.

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6 Jan 2009 - 11:39am
Gilles DEMARTY
2005

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:22 PM, mauro pinheiro <mauro.pinheiro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, aside from the fact that this MacBook Whell is a joke, I think
> there is something interesting about it...which other text input
> interfaces we could think of, considering that we have smaller devices
> being made everyday?

Talking about text input interface, there was Dasher that looks
particulary innovant.

http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5078334075080674416

6 Jan 2009 - 12:14pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

My favorite quote: "Everything is just a few hundred clicks away."

Runner-up: "I'll buy almost anything if it's shiny and made by Apple."

-r-

6 Jan 2009 - 12:34pm
Barry Briggs
2008

That's nothing! Meet the MacTini

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=noe3kR8KqJc

Beautiful.

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6 Jan 2009 - 12:41pm
mauropin
2007

Looks perfect for using with the iPod Flea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHWGUhezWXY

;-)

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prof. mauro pinheiro
universidade federal do espírito santo
centro de artes
depto. de desenho industrial

7 Jan 2009 - 11:12am
Anonymous

Actually, there are interfaces that get rid of the keyboard - see
speech recognition software. http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/

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6 Jan 2009 - 3:29pm
Omar Sosa Tzec
2008

LOL.

This could be the perfect example of reduction and simplicity on a
user interface.

Gotta post it.

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Omar Sosa Tzec
Universidad de las Américas Puebla
http://www.tzek-design.com/blog

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6 Jan 2009 - 10:51am
Nasir Barday
2006

I don't think the Onion is widely known internationally-- the piece is
done so well that it's hard to know the thing is a parody :-).

Now that we're 18 months out from Apple's ousting of a physical
keyboard, how are you all finding its reception? I'm finding that a
touch-only keyboard with no haptic feedback is still something only an
early adopter/Apple apologist can grow to love. Couple that with a
stubborn predictive text system, and I'm still not sold on the concept
as is.

- Nasir

7 Jan 2009 - 9:55pm
Matthew Moore
2009

Here's one product that will have a tough time with our friend
QWERTY: The LG Wristphone (
http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/07/hands-on-with-lgs-gd910-wrist-phone/
)

The video only shows it receiving a call, but I can't imagine
placing a call is extremely easy, let alone firing off a SMS. This
device seems like it would be a prime candidate to rely heavily on
voice recognition since you can't exactly be in a loud environment
when using it for a phone call.

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7 Jan 2009 - 11:17am
Lance Cookson
2008

This actually reminded me of the travesty of a machine I had to use to
vote with. People were outside talking about how hard it was to use.
Best of all the company has a demo of it on their site:
http://www.hartintercivic.com/files/eSlate.swf

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6 Jan 2009 - 10:07am
Adesh Singh
2008

This is an intelligent spoof by Onion News Network. ONN is fake (and successful) news organistion and doing this stuff for years. here is the wiki info for ONN http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion

Adesh Singh
www.adeshsingh.com

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