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Submission + - Punchcards to iPads: The history of input devices (extremetech.com)

MrSeb writes: "As we glide our fingers over the screens of our smartphones and tablets, or chatter to our computer instead of typing at it, it is easy to forget how far input devices have evolved since the first automated computing devices were introduced just over a century ago. After all, from the invention of the printing press in 1440 until the innovation of the paperback, and more recently the e-book, reading changed very little. From punchcards to Palm Graffiti to iPads, and whole lot more in between, ExtremeTech has compiled a history of every significant computer input device that is sure to bring back memories."
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Punchcards to iPads: The history of input devices

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Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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