Touchscreens were for me a lesson in humbleness: when they were first introduced, I was utterly convinced that they would never take off.

@entreprecariat I do think you might have been half-right about touchscreens. There was a lot of hype circa 2007-2009 about how "gesture-based" UI and large multi-touch systems would be the new furniture. But other than the experts who pinch-zoom, almost all interaction nowadays is with a single finger or the simulated on-screen keyboard on a tiny screen. All those big touch-tables that design schools bought for big money have been sitting in closets collecting dust since then (often next to the VR gear).

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