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Old July 20 2012, 11:22 PM   #17
publiusr
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Re: Higgs bosuns, inertial damping, artificial gravity, and Star Trek

Now here is something to consider for folks who like retro tech computers but want a modern explanation.

The TOS bridge consoles had a lot of knobs and switches jutting through a slick black surface, right?

Maybe this is that surface:
http://www.myboogieboard.com/news/

The answer is that they were always using touch screens--its just that the visible buttons were re-writable function keys for haptics and as back ups.
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