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Yeah - compare to this, I feel I am a dinosaur
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Roland Chung
2006-02-16 19:34:17 UTC
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<>Hi Listers,

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Check out this video and see the huge amount of applications that this
can do, and how fast it's done. Very impressive. <>

<>Using Pro Tools, PhotoShop, 3-D renderings, and jillions of other
applications would be fascinating with such an interface!!! Regardless,
the sooner we get rid of such a lousy interface as the mouse, the
better!! But, we need to grow an extra pair of hands. Ummmm....

http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/~rdivecha/archives/2006/02/the_world_of_sm.html
<http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/%7Erdivecha/archives/2006/02/the_world_of_sm.html>

I wonder when VM or VSE would support this interface, huh?

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Daniel P. Martin
2006-02-16 19:58:29 UTC
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Very cool video. I'm reminded of a video that Sun Microsystems
presented at the '95 SAGE / UniForum conference in Dallas that was more
or less an "office of the future" concept. The desktop was a large
projection, and interactions with the system behind it were controlled
by hand gestures. All of it, at the time, was studio production work,
so it's nice to see that the real technology to support this sort of
interaction is getting closer.

-dan.
Post by Roland Chung
<>Hi Listers,
*** cross post to VMESA List ***
Check out this video and see the huge amount of applications that this
can do, and how fast it's done. Very impressive. <>
<>Using Pro Tools, PhotoShop, 3-D renderings, and jillions of other
applications would be fascinating with such an interface!!!
Regardless, the sooner we get rid of such a lousy interface as the
mouse, the better!! But, we need to grow an extra pair of hands.
Ummmm....
http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/~rdivecha/archives/2006/02/the_world_of_sm.html
<http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/%7Erdivecha/archives/2006/02/the_world_of_sm.html>
I wonder when VM or VSE would support this interface, huh?
David Boyes
2006-02-16 20:08:30 UTC
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Post by Roland Chung
Check out this video and see the huge amount of applications
that this can do, and how fast it's done. Very impressive. <>
He (and the research group working on this) needs to do a bit of library
research first. This type of interface was proposed and implemented at
Xerox PARC in the early 1970s (and in fact, was part of the research
that led to the mouse interface when it turned out not to be practical
to wire everyone's office for projection onto the walls). It's hardly
new work, or even particularly original.

I think my Dandetiger still has the wrist-strap pointer I/O hardware for
the PARC prototype for this stuff. I'll have to go look. Hopefully it
still boots. Winter has been hard on my hardware archive this year.
Post by Roland Chung
I wonder when VM or VSE would support this interface, huh?
All I can say is "and they call 3270s counter-intuitive?". Can you
imagine trying to teach someone who doesn't know it this sort of
interface? Most of us can't dance that well...8-)
Adam Thornton
2006-02-16 21:57:15 UTC
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Post by Roland Chung
http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/~rdivecha/archives/2006/02/
the_world_of_sm.html <http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/%7Erdivecha/
archives/2006/02/the_world_of_sm.html>
This makes me very tired to watch. Look at how those people have to
spend a bunch of effort moving their whole arms. Also imagine what
your hands would feel like after a couple hours of pointing and
gesturing like that. Ugh.

There is a particular horrendous Internet image, all the rage about
five years ago, that kept knocking on the back of my mind when
watching the stretchy graphic demos. Did that happen to anyone
else? If it did, you *know* what I mean, and if it didn't, you
*really* don't want me to explain any farther.

Adam
McKown, John
2006-02-16 22:09:16 UTC
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the_world_of_sm.html <http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/%7Erdivecha/
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This makes me very tired to watch. Look at how those people have to
spend a bunch of effort moving their whole arms. Also imagine what
your hands would feel like after a couple hours of pointing and
gesturing like that. Ugh.
Oh, NO! You discovered the true forces behind this! The National
Association To Force Geeks To Exercise will be after you!

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