no point - just I hate W8

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Re: Win8 hate - some justified, some not
In reply to Jaberwok, 5 months ago

Jaberwok wrote:

. IMHO opinion the GUI on 8 is completely unusable on non touchscreen PC's and even if we did have touch monitors we'd be in for RSI claims within a year.

In my experience, this comment strikes at the heart of the whole notion of touch screens everywhere.

Many years ago I had to operate a machine control unit by inputting the program from a vertical keyboard and screen near eye level.

After holding my arm in the air for just half an hour, I was really hurting. I can only imagine the problems an office could face, especially considering the variety of users' sizes, arm reach, etc. Badly done, touch could be an ergonomic and workers' compensation nightmare.

I can see touch screens for tablets, laptops, and kiosks (where the time of use is short), but I wonder what an ergonomic desk setup for large touch screens would look like.

OTOH, I've never tried a desktop touch screen for more than a few minutes; perhaps the problems have been solved. I'd be interested to know.

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