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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Personally I liek to eat hot wings while I play, not somethign that woudl work well with a touch screen. Not to mention surfing porn sites with a touchscreen
    Err, i fail to see how a mouse is better than a touch screen, if you've got hot wing sauce all over your hands?
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    Since it is all going to cost thousands I doubt any workplaces will be sacrificing their keyboard and mice for some fancy piece of tech that prob won't work correctly until the third revision. That is to say nothing of Microsoft's famous upgrade prices they will probably force upon all users.

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    I find it useful under certain circumstances. I envision a near(?) future of common and cheaply available touchscreens replacing our traditional screens. Then the usage will be mostly limited to certain patterns that will for sure speed up computer usage; reading threads on these boards, scrolling, point and click centered applications will also benefit.

    The keyboard and mouse will always stay though. Most definitely I don't see a credible replacement for the keyboard.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Most definitely I don't see a credible replacement for the keyboard.
    Oh, that one's easy
    In the future, we'll be screaming ourselves hoarse with voice recognition!
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    I'm sure there was people who thought the keyboard was a terrible idea, and thought that punch cards were the way to go.

    Personally, I find soft keyboards hard to use as it is -- let alone a touch screen! Mind <-> Computer is probably not that far off.

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    > Mind <-> Computer is probably not that far off.

    right, cuz at work you totally want your computer to automatically go search for naughty things on the web when you see an attractive person of the opposite sex...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Oh, that one's easy
    In the future, we'll be screaming ourselves hoarse with voice recognition!
    Can you imagine the chattering in a crowded office space? Nah. That won't dot it either
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    > Can you imagine the chattering in a crowded office space?
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    Or wandering into an office and yelling "Format C colon yes"
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    LOL, voice-locked commands then, maybe
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    LOL, voice-locked commands then, maybe
    Great so then Vista really will be asking you stupid questions. "Are you sure you wish to execute this command?"

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