Touch Screens

Update Aug 2016.

I have a love – hate relationship with Touch screens. They do have a valid use in several ways and especially in situations where all you need or want to do is “select an option” on the screen in maybe a public information area like a museum or maybe a motorway services area showing traffic conditions etc. The downside is all those grubby fingers touching the screen uuurghh, where’s the sani wipes 🙂

One of  my sons takes pride in demonstrating that he can “type” as quick, if not quicker using the on-screen keyboard and fair enough if that’s what people want to do, that’s fine. However, when thinking about the practicallities of screen position in relation to your sitting position; ergonomically it isn’t a brilliant idea is it!

Mobile devices/smartphones that use touch screens are something of an enigma. My 3 & 5 year old grand sons don’t have any problem with their tiny fingers but please can we get back to the touch screens that you poke with a stick, for the grown ups LOL.

Theres no doubt about it, Touch screens are in many ways very useful – at times but I’m a keyboard and mouse addict. I think when you can swap from one to the other as the case needs be, that has got to be the ideal and when you can use a stylus to draw or write on the screen, it’s nothing short of magic!