Thursday, July 24, 2008

First Touch-Screen Personal Computer

Apple introduced the touch-screen technology to the general public with their iPhone but Hewlett-Packard captured the distinction of providing the first touch-screen personal computer for the mass market - the HP Touchsmart. Good luck finding one in stock - they are selling like hotcakes.

It is clear that this will be the dominant technological future (killer app) for personal computers. Click on the heading above to see some of the ads for the new machine obviously aimed at the younger generation of internet savvy screenagers with a hard driving beat saying "Do you wanna touch?"

The touch-screen computer operates by sliding your fingers right on the screen where you can write and send messages in your own handwriting by drawing with your finger right on the screen and move things around with a movement of your hand very much like Tom Cruise in "The Minority Report."

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