re: Windows 8 Doubt: 4 Ways To Sway PC People
Trade 108 keys (plus modifiers like shift, control, alt) and a mouse with an additional 4-10 buttons for a touch screen? Nah... I'm good, not interested in spending more money for gimmicky tech that decreases my productivity. Plus, the touchscreen will eventually wear out, how costly is it to replace the screen when that happens?
This is just plain stupid Microsoft, most people don't need this, and the only ones that really do could use apps that are supported by mobile operating systems. At this point I don't care though, MS has chosen it's path and I've jumped ship for good. OS X runs all the local applications I need and everything else is done in the browser (Chrome).
But seriously, touch? On desktop PC's? Is the world really this crazy? The only legitimate improvement you could make to interacting with a computer is some sort of brain interface (preferably an external one all you trans-humanists :P ). Gesture recognition combined with voice recognition might be an intermediary step, maybe, but only if the recognition worked really really well...
Most of us have decades of experience with a mouse and keyboard, and I for one won't give them up for something because it makes me look cool when I am working or presenting material.
We're wasting enough resources as a species already