Comments: Imaginary Feedback


I completely agree. It's not just about buttons, either. The best thing the Chumby could do is make two ways to input - squeeze something soft, or tap the top. Touch screens get greasy and can be frustrating, particularly if there's a delay in the interface (as there often is with bank cashpoints here in Spain). I like to feel that I'm manually affecting things, and psychologically that I've actually pressed the right one (touch screens sometimes have bad edge detection too). Voice activation has the same issues. It's solid button presses all the way for me.

I take it you're familiar with Bill deRouchey's blog, The History of the Button? It resonates with what you're talking about here.

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