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Just about every Human Computer Interaction focused computer scientist I know is adamant that touch screens are inappropriate and vastly sub-optimal for many of the purposes it is currently employed in.

I don't think it's that researchers think it's good. I think that executives and programmers do.




Touchscreens, even where they don't make sense, are just one of those collective idiocies that regularly sweep the IT world. Hard to say who is at fault - there are many fashion victims in every group. Also many who have doubts or don't care either way, but will happily play along to sell something.




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