Veronica Simmonds on sound online. Martin Howard, Bill Buxton, Stan Liebowitz, Philip Steadman and Jared Spool on the QWERTY keyboard. Jonty Sharples and Dan Vogel on gestural computing.
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Earlier this week, I wrote about digital Swiss Army knives. Today, Nora talked to researchers Bill Buxton and Jared Spool about the relative merits of single-purpose and multi-function devices. A shorter version of this discussion will air on Spark 98, but you can hear the full, uncut interview below, or download the MP3. [runs 38:34]
Spark is CBC’s technology show. It usually focuses on what’s new and upcoming in technology but a recent episode celebrated the joys of old technology. One of the topics they took on was the quirky QWERTY layout of keyboards. The design has been around since the invention of the typewriter But why is it still around?