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The Keyboard: RIP?

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The keyboard is dead, or so a recent article in a UK tech magazine claims, following a discussion of keyboard evolution (including the recent Klingon edition). My maximum typing rate is 60wpm (touch typing), which is about double what I can achieve with pen and paper, though admittedly less than what I can achieve by just speaking. Obviously the context is going to have a noticeable effect. I can type the following line of programming source code faster than I can say it:

$www{$q[7](178)} = 'w';

Speech recognition has advanced to the point where transcription at normal dictation speed is possible. Touch-sensitive displays are available in all sizes, using a stylus for accurate pointing or fingers for general selection/movement. Pen [click title to read more…]