[self-interest] Klein, ARM and Self Hardware

Jason Grossman spam-me at xeny.net
Tue Dec 14 23:52:26 UTC 2010

On 15/12/2010, at 4:06 AM, Jan-Paul Bultmann wrote:

>> > The other thing is, maybe we should pick a device and make it the main supported platform for self.
>> > I was thinking about something like this 
>> > http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/products/touchbook.htm
>> It might be good to focus on one platform, but I don't think it should be a touchpad. Self would have to change a LOT to be useable without a mouse.
> I think the opposite is the case.
> You can easily simulate a 3 button mouse with gestures, even if it is as simple as counting the fingers :).
> The size constraints as mentioned in the article could be easily solved by some zooming work.

Good point: the Self world is zoomable in a way that mainstream OSs aren't, and that would solve some of the problems.  But think about how far in you'd have to zoom to use a big fat finger instead of a mouse.  I still think it would be problematic.

> We could then gradualy move the interface to be more touch friendly.



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