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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Paphitis » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:39 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
Sotos wrote:... a mouse, which is a much faster and more precise way to point at things ...


Yes, this was the conclusion that I very quickly came to. A touchscreen, with the current state of development of the technology, is not going to deliver me any productivity gains in the kind of work I do. My regular computer vendor says that this kind of screen is only used in the retail sector in Cyprus. I can see how it would work if you only ever have to touch quite large icons on the screen. So, if anybody out there in the retail sector - or anybody else who thinks it will be of use to them - can us a virtually brand-new screen at a discounted price, get in touch.


Tim,

If you have no luck here, then try EBAY.

You will sell it immediately and you may well do ok out of it. It's a much bigger market.

Just don't forget to add postage and handling to the price for international shipping because that can be dear.

EBAY will also charge you 3 or 4% but they may waive it too if it is your first time.

It's easy to register and add photos. And be honest in your description of goods otherwise you will get some grief from the buyer.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:00 am

Thanks for that suggestion, Paphitis. Obviously it makes sense to try to find a buyer locally first but, failing that, ebay is worth considering and I already have an account there.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Sotos » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:05 am

Tim Drayton wrote:A touchscreen, with the current state of development of the technology, is not going to deliver me any productivity gains in the kind of work I do.


It is not so much about a state of technology but of ergonomics. A finger tip will always be too "fat" to precisely point to things and in the case of a desktop monitor you have to move your whole arm around in order to point at things, versus the mouse which lets you point at anything by just moving your wrist a bit. Voice recognition along with more advanced Artificial Intelligence is where advances in technology could offer the biggest productivity gains over the next decade.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:15 am

I agree that a finger tip is too fat to be able to point at something precisely, but in my experiments I was having some success with the plastic top of a BIC pen - the pointed top for some larger icons and the top of the thin pointy edge down the side where even preciser positioning was needed. Even so, for working in a program like Microsoft Word you just can't beat the pointpoint accuracy of being able to move the mouse and position the cursor exactly between two letters and knowing for sure that this is where whatever procedure you want to follow will happen from.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Lordo » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:48 am

tim i know this may sound like I am teaching to to suck eggs but did you calibrate your monitor. We have the same problem with smart screen that are not calibrated.
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Re: Touchscreen monitor

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:57 am

Lordo wrote:tim i know this may sound like I am teaching to to suck eggs but did you calibrate your monitor. We have the same problem with smart screen that are not calibrated.


Yes, I did. It was the last thing to happen when I ran the set-up CD.
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