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Comment Re:Nothing -- have speech or pen been replaced? (Score 1) 301

Walkie-talkies. Everyone will be a walkie-talkie. Not that we'll *actually* talk to some one, nor shall we be walking (how gauche). But we will talk to our devices and that'll send a text which the target device will translate to a text to voice and then sit in a queue until rotated out. This, of course, is in the future, when it will be retro.

Comment Re:Ob (Score 1) 301

Ha! Well, for years "radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program. "

Same with keyboards. Unless the cat runs across it.

(With apologies to DA (cut n paste is not cheating any more, is it?))

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