capability vs. technology

Today, it is probably assumed that the ipad and its similar brothers are the optimum in interactive technology. Maybe, the Siri app (refined) could be the optimum. A technology that talks back to you. Humors you, once in a while.

But, A Brief Rant on The Future of Interactive Design, was a pleasant read, which with just words and few photos makes you feel and use more of your body, than an ipad could dream of right now. A critique of today’s touch and slide technology, and a probably a call to think differently, this rant actually says something very important:

Any dancer or doctor knows fully well what an incredibly expressive device your body is. 300 joints! 600 muscles! Hundreds of degrees of freedom! …With an entire body at your command, do you seriously think the Future Of Interaction should be a single finger?

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