Originally Posted by Ireland
In other words: we are not involved with Apple or the iPad but if they announce anything like what we're doing we're going to go after them very publicly and try to get a big settlement. And they would be right to do that considering they are shopping their technology around. Personally though I sort of wonder as to the usefulness of this technology in a product like the iPad. It's neat, sure, but ultimately pretty gimmicky.
I'll admit I haven't thought through the ramifications of this kind of technology, the first thing that comes to mind is touch screen gaming controls wherein a game controller is simulated on the touch screen. This technology would mean your thumbs never lose their place and you'll never have to look down to readjust them while you play on a touch screen.
Frankly, I really like "haptic feedback," however that is defined. Am I in the minority? I enjoy touching display keyboards and getting feedback, and I think I'd enjoy and prefer this kind of touch experience. What if they had a one inch area of the screen on the right or left that you could drag your finger into in order to "flip" through pages in a digital book? Not that you'd need it, but being able to interact without having to look at where my thumb or finger is going...I can interact without having to take my eyes off of what I'm doing. I like it.
I haven't sorted out in my mind whether my thoughts are objective or merely preference. Thoughts?