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Comment: Re:Depends how you evaluate the curve (Score 1) 388

by Hognoxious (#49624197) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth

Assuming that nobody is born able to program, play music or do any other artificial skill, then people must travelling from the left arm to the right one as they pick up experience.

So why is the "bridge" so low? There must be people on that part of the curve to top up the elites as they retire, die, join communes in Vermont etc. Do they pass through it very fast? I don't see a plausible case for that. It's not like there's one or two magic things you need to grok and voila, you're Dennis Ritchie.

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The Challenge of Getting a Usable QWERTY Keyboard Onto a Dime-sized Screen 135

Posted by timothy
from the you-will-fail-at-that-task dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Spain and Germany are building on Carnegie Mellon's work to attempt to create workable text-input interfaces for wearables, smartwatches and a new breed of IoT devices too small to accomodate even the truncated soft keyboards familiar to phone users. In certain cases, the screen area in which the keyboard must be made usable is no bigger than a dime. Of all the commercial input systems I've used, Graffiti seems like it might be the most suited to such tiny surfaces.

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