I thus think (= hope) that it’s a mistake to extrapolate from today’s crappy input systems on tablets to a future of tablet-based couch potatoes still watching Hollywood crap. We’re one innovation away from lowering the creativity hurdle on tablets. Maybe it’ll be a truly responsive keyboard. Or something that translates sub-vocalizations into text (because I’m too embarrassed to dictate into my table while in public places). Or, well, something. via Joho the Blog » Will tablets always make us non-social consumers?.I suspect that the idea that input systems on tablets are crappy will rapidly become a tell-tale sign of age. Feature phones have “crappy” input systems and yet with learning, and some rather unfortunate adaptations of language, people quite happily chat away via SMS. The same process will happen with tablets – people will simply learn to type on on-screen keyboards fast enough that they don’t consider them crappy. It’s also important to remember that the vast majority of people can’t type particularly fast on a full size desktop keyboard so the bar for satisfaction is significantly lower than geeks would expect.
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