Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Trust me, it works" — it's Apple's new touchpad.

"It takes a while to get used to the notion that something as blunt and rounded as a fingertip can precisely position something as small and pointed as a pixel..."

Ha ha. I remember not even understanding how a mouse was supposed to point at something that wasn't under it.


1 comment:

Paddy O. said...

I'm trying to get my Apple history straight. I remember them being quite the new thing in the late 80s and early 90s. But then they went through this season of utter junk. Schools were getting truckloads of them free, and every teacher I knew then still didn't want them.

I think the change back came with Jobs taken over again, but I forget when the slide downward began. I'm thinking it's around this featured year.

Trusting Apple wasn't a smart thing to do, and the present Apple commercials with PC guy and Apple guy could have had their roles reversed. Windows was releasing Windows '95 right about then.