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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: ELECTRONIC PAPER TABS
Ann R. Thryft   1/31/2013 12:08:58 PM
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Good point, Scott. The mouse itself was a huge step in the direction of making computers accessible to non-engineers, as well as widening their use for everyone. This could be seen as another paradigm breaker in user interfaces.

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Ann R. Thryft   1/29/2013 12:52:05 PM
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Jenn, all good questions. Since this is a prototype, not yet ready for sale, how it might be offered hasn't been determined yet.

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bobjengr   1/28/2013 5:02:22 PM
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Many thanks Ann.  Looking forward to seeing a working model and one that's commercialized.   This one should be a winner.  Take care. Bob

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Ann R. Thryft   1/28/2013 12:08:31 PM
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bobjengr, glad you enjoyed seeing this. I totally agree about moving items from one tab to another being the coolest part--and the hardest to explain. So far, this is described as a concept and a prototype, and neither the company--or Queen's U--has indicated that they intend to develop it commercially. But I hope they do.

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Scott Orlosky   1/27/2013 3:15:32 PM
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This does seem like a cool step in this technology.  It certainly employs a unique interface for common tasks.  I'm reminded of all the developments that have evolved from keyboard, to mouse, to touch-screen for "conventional" computers. This form factor has created a whole new level of potential user interactions which will likely develop as the technology does.  Very interesting - thanks for the article and the video.

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bobjengr   1/26/2013 3:46:51 PM
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 Ann--this is definitely the coolest technology I have seen this month.  I did go to the web site to take a look at the video.  The most remarkable feature, in my opinion, is the ability to drag and drop from one tab to another.  Another great feature is touching a document or picture to create an attachment.  I did not see any indication from the text in the web site as to when the product might become commercially available but I would suspect it will be a hit when launched.  Great post

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Ann R. Thryft   1/25/2013 11:53:24 AM
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Al, I agree--that's going to be a tough--or at least interesting--design problem to solve.

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Ann R. Thryft   1/25/2013 11:42:14 AM
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Thanks, tekochip, well put, and you're right about the fact that this is a prototype--we say so in the article. Glad somebody gets what this is about.

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Flexible Tablet Prototype
apresher   1/24/2013 5:43:56 PM
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Wireless makes sense for this kind of product, but I wonder how it would be packaged to fit into the product concept.  One more problem for the design engineers on this project.

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tekochip   1/24/2013 12:17:37 PM
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I'm sure it's just a prototype to show the possibilities with a finished product being wireless.  I really love interfaces that mimic the way we currently work, but doing it with new technology and this is an excellent example.


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