Thread: Trek Keyboards
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Old March 28 2013, 02:54 AM   #25
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Re: Trek Keyboards

I think for a specific set of commands, such as showing a list of local starbases; in the same way you would select a menu option in word to create a mail merge then the idea of a console with a set of function buttons becomes useful. As soon as you're in a program with a specific function, then toolbar shortcuts can become your new keyboard.

Current computers serve more than one purpose, where a star trek terminal has a specific requirement. Also, the data on this planet isn't organised in a well enough fashion that we can provide a single form of interacting with it with what amounts to shortcuts.

As soon as information becomes uniformly organised (and the extremely unlikely concept that a computer has a requirement for a single set of tasks ) then we'll start seeing changes on a commercial scale.

But I still dain't think it'll happen...
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